Linda Kavanagh manages the communications for SWAI as well as the day-to-day admin tasks for the organisation. She has 6 years experience in communications for the Abortion Rights Campaign. She comments on news items, promotes attendance at events, drives readership to our website, leads and moderates conversations around sex workers rights in Ireland. She also comments on public events, provides annotations and recommendations for articles, responds to questions, and post facts to bust the myths around sex work. Her aim is to change the conversation around sex work in Ireland.
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Barbara Babeurre says she felt safest working in Germany, where both selling and buying sex are legal, regulated and taxed. Seconds earlier her friend, a fellow sex worker, had run from her room and pleaded for help after the client went berserk, shouting and throwing anything he could grab at her after she asked him to shower properly before sex. It's a brothel. Ms Babeurre eventually forced the man to leave the flat the two women were renting in Limerick but they were very shaken by the incident. Next time he will hurt someone.