State pushing people into sex work then ensuring they are not safe

State pushing people into sex work then ensuring they are not safe

Today is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers and we want to highlight how, through government policies, the state pushes people into sex work.Years of austerity, the housing crisis, lack of supports for people using drugs, Direct Provision, limits to...
Supporting trans people means supporting sex work decriminalisation

Supporting trans people means supporting sex work decriminalisation

This Trans Day of Remembrance LGBTQI+ organisations must stand with the Sex Workers Alliance of Ireland (SWAI) when we call for the full decriminalisation of sex work. Any alternative is putting the health and safety of trans people at risk. Aoife Bloom, board member...
Statement on OnlyFans changes

Statement on OnlyFans changes

The Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) welcomes the news that OnlyFans will not proceed with new changes in OnlyFans announced last week which would ban sexually explicit content. This reversal is due to the sex work community rallying and ensuring that the...
Press release: Ireland is failing trafficking victims by persisting with a failed law

Ireland is failing trafficking victims by criminalising sex work

Today, 30th July is World Day Against Trafficking in Person. Ireland continues to languish in the Tier 2 Watchlist of the Trafficking in Persons Report, as we fail to tackle the root causes of trafficking while pursuing failed strategies such as criminalising aspects...