Crowdfunded Journalism

The Oldest Oppression

Julie Bindel . London . 13 April 2015
Another Update - 5 May 2015
Another Update - 5 May 2015

The above photograph was one I took in the doorway of a mega brothel in Munich, Germany, last month. 

Dear Supporters

First of all, thank you again to all of those who have donated to my project, and a special 'hello' and 'thanks' to those of you who have done so since I last messaged. 

I was due to travel to Atlanta, Georgia this week to attend and speak at an anti-trafficking event, but due to family illness I am no longer able to. However, I intend to be connected to some of the sessions by Skype, and have asked colleages to audio record various sessions. I therefore will be able to update you on the outcomes of this important event. More anon.

On 18 May I will travel to Turkey, where brothel prostitution is legal and regulated. Brothels are also legal. However, many local governments now have a policy of not issuing new registrations, and in some cities, such as Ankara and Bursa, brothels have been demolished by court order.

Whilst in Turkey I will visit the legal brothels as well as speaking to anyone with an opinion about prostitution, which is usually pretty much everyone.

On my return I will be attending the Hay Festival https://howthelightgetsin.iai.tv/ where, on Sunday 24 May, I will be running an academy course on the sex industry https://howthelightgetsin.iai.tv/events/the-sex-industry-fantasy/. 

Then, a few days later I will be travelling to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to speak at a conference on tacking the sex buyers, and to conduct interviews with survivors and other experts. 

I will be providing audio and narrative accounts throughout my travels, and, thanks to your support, can ensure that I am in the right place at the right time to capture this vital information and the rich perspectives on the international sex trade. 

#Atlanta, #Turkey, #sex trade, #travel, #Minnesota, #sex buyers

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