Survivors for Decrim is a collective of people who sell or trade sex (or who have done so in the past), who are survivors of violence or trauma, and who support the full decriminalisation of sex work. Trauma experienced by people in the sex trade is too often made invisible, treated as a joke, or tokenised. Our stories are used to advocate further criminalisation, despite the reality that criminalisation itself fuels and facilitates violence against us. Further empowering police and immigration officers cannot end or heal violence against people in the sex trade.
Real justice and safety for people who sell sex has to include full decriminalisation of sex work, an end to punitive measures which attempt to limit migration, repeal of harmful drug laws, and redistribution of wealth to ensure that nobody need to experience the violence of poverty.