Supporters of the Nordic Model have blood on their hands

Supporters of the Nordic Model have blood on their hands

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers closes out a brutal and deadly year for sex workers in Ireland.  Mardi Kennedy, coordinator of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) says “This year has been devastating for Irish sex workers, marked by a murder...
Press Release: Threats of murder to sex workers have been normalised

Press Release: Threats of murder to sex workers have been normalised

This week a phishing scam from someone pretending to be a major advertising site contacted non-national sex workers who are currently advertising. Later in the week, these texts escalated into extreme threats of violence, including threats of murder.  Separately a man...
Review of law needs to be scrapped and started again

Review of law needs to be scrapped and started again

Today the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) learned that the long overdue review of the sex work laws in Ireland has hit another stumbling block, as the independent reviewer heading up the report has stepped back. Linda Kavanagh, comms manager of SWAI said “ As...
Harm reduction, sex work and Covid-19

Harm reduction, sex work and Covid-19

For sex workers As sex workers ourselves, we know that when everyone is being told to isolate our work gets hit. If you can take some time off to stop working and social distance now is a good time.  We also know that some people will need to work to survive. This...
SWAI Hardship Fund

SWAI Hardship Fund

On Saturday 21st March the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland launched our crowdfund to ensure that some of society’s most vulnerable people can survive.  All non-essential workplaces have closed and people are being advised to stay indoors and to ‘social distance’...