VIDEO: Group lobby Justice Minister not to criminalise the purchase of sex

Sex Workers Alliance Ireland is launching a policy brief this afternoon

VIDEO: Group lobby Justice Minister not to criminalise the purchase of sex

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald | Photocall file photo

A group representing sex workers is lobbying the Justice Minister not to criminalise the purchase of sex.

Sex Workers Alliance Ireland is launching a policy brief this afternoon focusing on what it says is a 'human rights-based approach' to supporting women in the trade.

The group is made up of current sex workers in Ireland, human rights lawyers, advocates and academics.

Legislation, which will see those who pay for sex face criminal sanctions, has been approved by the government.

Kate McGrew, sex worker and activist, explains what the group is lobbying for:

Catriona O'Brien - spokesperson for the SWAI - says there's a big difference between decriminalisation and legalisation:

Originally posted at 11.21am