30 Days for SWAI Challenge
SWAI’s team and allies are joining forces to take part in the ‘30 Days for SWAI’ challenge, a fundraiser for SWAI which will take place over the month of November. As a team, we are aiming to raise €10,000 altogether to fund SWAI’s vital work.
Press Release: “It’s a brothel. I’ll end you!” – chilling words of a man who attacked two sex workers
Today the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) learned that two sex workers working together for safety were attacked precisely because they were, in the eyes of the law, working illegally. Two workers were sharing a premises in Limerick when a client refused to...
Press Release: Migrant worker guilty of working with another worker says Sex Workers Alliance Ireland
Today the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) learned of a migrant who has pled guilty to brothel-keeping charges in Waterford. Kate McGrew, active sex worker and director of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) said “The crime of so-called brothel-keeping punishes...
Sex workers must be listened to in the review of the sex work law Currently working sex workers in Ireland are central to the review of the law, says Kate McGrew, sex worker and director of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI). We are the experts in how this law...
Press release: Time to decriminalise sex work in order to combat Ireland’s failure to combat trafficking
Ireland has moved from Tier 2 to Tier 2 Watch List in the US State Department Trafficking in Persons report, released yesterday. This shows that our sex work laws are failing to help sex trafficking victims. Gardaí are ignoring and creating antagonism with their best...
WHAT WE DO
SWAI works WITH sex workers to fight for and promote the health, safety, participation and dignity of all female, male, cis and tran ssex workers in Ireland. SWAI supports a human rights and harm reduction approach to policy and laws around sex work. We believe sex work should be decriminalised so that sex workers be allowed to work in safety without fear, judgment or stigma.
SWAI believes sex workers themselves should be at the centre of the development of policy which directly impacts upon their lives. SWAI is committed to supporting the participation and leadership of sex workers to advocate and campaign for their recognition, rights and protection in Ireland.
decriminalisation of sex work