Some numbers as basic knowledge: In Vienna there`re 2,200 women officially registered as sex workers, but according to estimates there`re 2,000 – 2,500 non-registered prostitutes. 70-90% of the women are migrants. A number of appr. 100-200 women are working in the streets and on a daily basis about 15,000 men pay for sexual services. (source*)
Due to the big interest in the city walks to places of sex work, there`ll be another chance to join a feministic walk through the western area of Vienna in January 2012. Guided by Elisabeth Kofler, questions concerning the new law of prostitution, which came into effect on November 1, 2012, the places of prostitution, the economic and societal context and the effect of topographic structures of the city will be discussed.
Sex Work – An Excursion to Vienna`s West*
open to all genders
January 15, 2012 13:00 (2-3 hours)
registration is required until January 5, 2012: firstname.lastname@example.org
*organized by the ÖH – Department for Human Rights and Social Policy
To get yourself ready, I recommend reading Löw, Martina; Ruhne, Renate (2011). Prostitution. Herstellungsweisen einer anderen Welt. Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag.