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About Janine Ewen

Janine Ewen is a current trustee of Umbrella Lane, a community-based, peer-led sex worker project in Scotland. Janine received an Amnesty International UK acknowledgement in 2014 for helping to report on crimes committed by military police officers against sex workers in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

A tribute to the fearless Laura Lee: freedom fighter for sex workers’ rights, and my friend

Laura Lee died on 7 February 2018. She was a leading activist who campaigned fearlessly for the decriminalisation of sex work in the UK.

Community Safety Glasgow visualises prostitution

Scotland’s ‘zero tolerance’ stance on prostitution, ostensibly pursued to tackle human trafficking and reduce violence against women, has led to methods of crude and discriminatory campaigning.

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