Sex Workers Hold Vigil Following The Murder Of Two Prostitutes DEC 2014 Thursday 18TH posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain Morning Star SEX workers held a candle-lit march through London yesterday to remember fellow workers who have been victims of violence. Members of … Continue reading
Sex workers protest violence in London December 17, 2014 7:26 PM A protester holds a placard during a candle-lit vigil to mark the international day to end violence against sex workers, organised by the English Collective of Prostitutes, in London, … Continue reading
In the lead-up to the general election, we have the chance to move the debate forwards, towards the full decriminalisation of sex work. BY MARGARET CORVID PUBLISHED 2 DECEMBER, 2014 – 16:5 New Statesman The Houses of Parliament. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images When … Continue reading
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VICTORY – CRIMINALISATION OF CLIENTS DEFEATED We won! Our collective mobilisation defeated the amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill put forward by Fiona Mactaggart MP which would have criminalised clients. It dropped without even going to a vote. Another amendment put forward … Continue reading
Printable version here. Looking for help to defend your rights? Need to know about: police and immigration raids; soliciting and “prostitute cautions”; ASBOs; Engagement and Support Orders; closure orders? Working with other women and worried about being charged with “brothel-keeping” and/or “controlling”? … Continue reading
1. Claims that “80% of women in prostitution are controlled by traffickers” 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
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
All sex workers must be decriminalised whether they work on the street or in premises. Scrap the prostitution laws: they criminalize sex workers, divide us from our families and friends, make us vulnerable to violence, and set us apart from … Continue reading
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Bill to criminalise sex workers defeated by the WI 12:47pm Wednesday 5th November 2014 By Sian Davies PLANS that were feared could have led to the further criminalisation of prostitutes have been defeated thanks to a long running campaign spearheaded by … Continue reading
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Wednesday 17 December 2014 7pm (assemble 6.45pm) candlelit march — from Soho Square to St Anne’s Church. 7.30pm Soho Trot by Ana Aranha. Documentary featuring powerful interviews and true testimonies from sex workers working independently in Soho flats who fought … Continue reading
FILM SHOWING: TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPERDirector: Nick Broomfield (Ghosts and Battle for Haditha) 6.30pm, Curzon, Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY Tales of the Grim Sleeper is an investigation into a notorious serial killer who terrorized South Central … Continue reading
by Joana Ramiro SEX workers and campaigners joined forces in the House of Commons yesterday to lobby against sections of new Bill which would criminalise clients. Members of the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) argued that some clauses of the Modern … Continue reading