In memoriam Sietske Altink 1954 – 2020
With great sadness we inform you that one of the most colourful women of the Dutch sex workers’ advocacy community has died on December 2, 2020, at the age of 66. Educated as a historian and philosopher she devoted her working life to the emancipation of sex workers. Since the early 80s she tirelessly wrote articles, conducted research, delivered speeches and lobbied in all kind of ways. Whenever she met a politician, physician, policeman, social worker, researcher or journalist, she never let them off the hook before she had told them how to design an effective and humane prostitution policy. With her signature glass of white wine in her hand she was an unstoppable force, speaking truth to power.