My work is informed by more than a decade of experience working in feminist, migrants' and sex workers' rights campaigns and grassroots networks. I have for example been organizing in migrants' rights network "Free movement" and co-founded a feminist network "Feminist Initiative" promoting sex worker rights and rights-based prostitution policies.
Article Governing in the Name of Caring featured in TAMPEP December 2019 newsletter
Interviewed for “The New puritans. The Idea of Criminalising Prostitutes’ Clients is Spreading”, The Economist, 2019.
Researcher feature profile “Selling Sex is Still a Ground for Deportation” at Pro-Tukipiste web platform, 2018.
Interviewed for a piece on male asylum seekers and undocumented people selling sex in Finland, ”Irakilaismies vei HS:n toimittajan seksiluolaan, jossa suomalaiset miehet maksavat palveluista – moni turvapaikanhakija ja paperiton on päätynyt seksityöhön”, Helsingin Sanomat, 2017.
Advocacy & Consulting
2018–present: Member of the Advisory Group on Migration and Trafficking, ICRSE International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe.
2017 The Parliament of Finland, Committee for the Future, Transformation of Work,consultation on migrants’ working conditions (with Jukka Könönen).
2017 Scientific advisor and commentator on Elina Izarra’s theater play Deported –a play about Borders and Borderless Love,Rakastajat –theater Pori (in Finnish), Tampere International Theater Festival (in English).
2016 European Network Against Racism, consultation on the situation in Finland for the ENAR Shadow Report on anti-migrant racism.
2014 The Parliament of Finland, Employment and Equality Committee, consultation on the Finnish NationalRapporteur on Trafficking in HumanBeings Report 2014.
2014 Finnish Ministry of Justice, consultation on a legislative bill on Sex Purchase Act (Criminal code, Chapter 20, section 8).
2014 Amnesty International Finland, consultation on Amnesty’s stance on the decriminalization of sex work.
2013 The Left Alliance Women Finland, consultation of the political program from gender and migration perspective.