The Beyond the Gaze project (funded by the ESRC) has come to an end after three year. We set out to look at the working practices, safety and regulation of online sex work. We have achieved a lot with an impressive team of researchers (Prof Teela Sanders, Dr Rosie Campbell – University of Leicester, & Prof Jane Scoular, Dr Jane Pitcher, Stewart Cunningham University of Strathclyde) and co-researchers from the sex work community.
Impact on policy and practice
What practitioners said:
BtG website: will be maintained for the foreseeable future: https://www.beyond-the-gaze.com/
Briefings: download free briefings about various aspects of our research project at: https://www.beyond-the-gaze.com/briefings/ Other documents such as journal articles can also be accessed.
Safety/privacy resources: download free safety/privacy info resources for online sex workers at: https://www.beyond-the-gaze.com/safety-info/ this includes a comprehansive PDF info document and flyers. We will be uplaoding tips cards at a later date.
Practice guidance: download free 'Practice Guidance for Working With Online Sex Workers' (2018) https://www.beyond-the-gaze.com/practitioners/
BtG twitter: we will remain on Twitter for the foreseeable future but will be less active: https://twitter.com/BeyondtheGaze
Practitioners Forum: At the final event a discussion group was held on the BtG and NUM Practitioners forum this will continue lead by NUM and Supported by the University of Leicester Del from NUM and Teela from BtG/Leicester Uni firstname.lastname@example.org