Sex Worker Open University is a project created by and for sex workers. You might be working as an escort, rent boy, porn actress/actor, professional dominatrix or submissive, cam model, erotic masseuse, sexual healer or street worker; this is a place to socialize, learn new skills, and create events together. Our aim is to empower our community through workshops, debates, actions and art projects as well as fighting against our criminalisation.
You can read who we are and what we do here.
In the first edition of Open University, 2009 we offered workshops such a self defence and tips on working safely in the industry. We organised an art exhibition as well as a performance night. We debated about feminism, the law and how to fight against our stigmatisation. We heard sex worker activists from many countries such as Denmark, Germany or New Zealand. We watched videos showing the struggles of sex workers around the world. We made new friends and decided to do it again