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Director of Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) Kate McGrew (middle) at a sex workers conference in Stockhom, Sweden this afternoon

This afternoon.

In Stockholm, Sweden.

The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSWE) is hosting a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Swedish Model.

Irish solicitor Wendy Lyon is live-tweeting from the conference, entitled Sex Work, Human Rights And Health: Assessing 20 Years Of Swedish Model, including a contribution from the director of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland Kate McGrew.

From her tweetz:

Earlier, Wendy tweeted the contribution from Adeline Berry

Follow Wendy here

Meanwhile…

Yesterday, in Stockholm…

Ms McGrew addressed a crowd gathered for the first ever sex worker rights protest in Stockholm, during which they called for an end to the Swedish Model.

Related: No council for (some) women: the NWCI and the silencing of sex workers (Wendy Lyon, Feminist Ire)

Previously: Let’s Talk About Sex Work

 


From Russia Today:

A cleaner stole an empty commuter train from a train depot and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building. The woman was seriously injured in the crash in the early hours of Tuesday and was flown to a Stockholm hospital. No one else was injured. A spokesman for train operator Arriva said the woman, born in 1990, stole the four-car train at a depot outside Stockholm. She then drove it about a mile (1.6 km) to the end station on the railway line, where it jumped off the tracks, careened for about 30 yards (25m) and crashed into a three-story building. Photographs from the scene showed the crumpled front car of the train buried deep into the structure. The woman’s motive was not immediately clear.

(Hat tip: Aaron McAllorum)