SCOT-PEP The Matrix, 62 Newhaven Road Edinburgh EH6 5QB Tel: 0131 622 7550
SCOT-PEP works with all sex workers in Scotland, including female and transgender sex workers. We have been involved in the campaign for sex workers' rights for over 20 years.
Sex workers must form the majority of our board of Directors, our decision-making body, our Campaign Group which drives the advocacy and campaigning agenda for the organisation and our Company membership.
Sex workers face challenges from the Scottish Government, in a climate that has seen increasing attempts to criminalise both the purchase and the sale of sex. Scottish government policy also defines sex work as violence against women and commercial sexual exploitation. There are also legal sanctions against activities associated with sex work which leave sex workers at increased risk of violence and abuse and facing stigma and discrimination.
Engaging with politicians at local and national level, challenging poor policy on sex work, and providing information on issues of significance for sex workers in Scotland. Campaigning for the full decriminalisation of sex work, sex workers, clients and other related to sex workers, within a human rights-based framework.