Channel 4 News: ECP & Melissa Gira Grant on sex workers’ safety & against criminalisation

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See video here. TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014 UK Prostitution: should the laws be reformed? As sex workers from across Europe gather at the House of Commons to argue against proposals to criminalise their clients, Channel 4 News asks one woman what effect … Continue reading

Objections from the ECP to the methodology & content of the report from the APPG on Prostitution.

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This APPG Inquiry is not independent and was deeply biased from the start. Its remit was to: “develop proposals for government action with a focus on tackling demand for the sex trade.” Unsurprisingly therefore that the Inquiry’s conclusion is to … Continue reading

Briefing: Anti-trafficking – an excuse for a moralistic crusade against sex workers

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1. Claims that “80% of women in prostitution are controlled by traffickers”[1] have been thoroughly discredited, most recently in the Guardian’s extensive investigation ‘Prostitution and trafficking – the anatomy of a moral panic,’ 20 Oct 2009  http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/trafficking-numbers-women-exaggerated Even the widely used claim that of 4,000 women … Continue reading

Recommendations for changes in law and policy

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By the English Collective of Prostitutes which co-ordinates the Safety First Coalition In 2003, New Zealand decriminalized prostitution stating that “while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use” it aimed “to create a framework that: (a) safeguards the human rights … Continue reading

Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work, Melissa Gira Grant, Niki Adams, Selma James

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VERSO 40 years of radical publishing Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work Discussion: Melissa Gira Grant & Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes Chair: Selma James  March 31, 2014 6.00pm – 8.00pm University of London Union Malet Suite – 2nd floor, Malet Street, London WC1E … Continue reading

26 March in Parliament, Stop the criminalisation of sex work

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Tickets available for meeting here. The People’s Parliament check how many tickets are booked in case a bigger room is needed. But it isn’t essential to have a ticket, you can just turn up. Please allow 20 minutes to get … Continue reading