Copenhagen’s city council in conjunction with Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards out to 160 Copenhagen hotels urging COP15 Climate Change Conference guests and delegates to ‘Be sustainable – don’t buy sex’.
In response SIO (Sexarbejdernes Interesse Organisation; or the Sex workers Interest Organisation) announced on their website that this was a political attempt to criminalize sex work in the city.
They also announced that anyone who had received such a postcard could use it instead of payment:
“If you are a delegate at COP15, Sexworkers in Copenhagen are accepting the postcard as payment for sex.
In other words – we offer free sex for your postcard. We do this as a protest against the unjust and degrading campaign of the City Council. .
Employees and politicians of the Municipality of Copenhagen are exempted from the offer.”