NSWP has submitted this letter to Members of the European Parliament as they prepare to discuss the report, “Regulation of prostitution in the EU: its cross-border implications and impact on gender equality and women’s rights, 2022/2139(INI)”.
The report, from the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will be put to a vote in plenary on 14th September.
The European Coalition on Sex Workers’ Rights and Inclusion have also published an Open Letter.
Both call on all Members of the European Parliament to reject and to vote against the report.
In order to support the human rights of sex workers, the European Parliament must vote against this report and the call for an EU-wide approach based on the so-called “Nordic/Equality Model” and instead recommend that member states take measures to fully decriminalise all aspects of sex work, including the purchase of sexual services.