Dear Friends, This is a briefing (below) we have prepared against a clause to the Modern Slavery Bill which aims to criminalise sex workers’ clients. Please send your objections (model letter below) to the clause as soon as possible. It will be … Continue reading
Pushing prostitution further underground will not abolish it nor help sex workers, It will endanger sex workers’ lives and livelihoods. Consenting sex is not a crime. Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution; it will push it further underground, making it … Continue reading
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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
From Aisling Gallagher: The bill that could impose the Nordic model on sex workers working in Northern Ireland is going to be voted on sometime in the next 48 hours. LIST OF MLAS here - PLEASE GET TWEETING/EMAILING. Please email and tweet Sinn Fein … Continue reading
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 01:10 0 COMMENTS On 22nd September a conference will take place to discuss this topic, due to the many changes and rules that threaten their profession. The event, organised by the UK Collective of Prostitutes (UKCP), will … Continue reading
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Canadian sex worker activists speak out: Prostitution laws are ‘dangerous’ and infringe our constitutional rights Organising to win & retain the Supreme Court Ruling which struck down the prostitution laws because they infringed the constitutional right to work in safety … Continue reading
On Tuesday 8 July 2014, the French Senate rejected proposals to criminalise sex workers’ clients. The Select Committee considering the proposal consulted sex workers and other organisations over several months and found that people were alarmed about the danger caused … Continue reading
Sex work is work: exploding the “sex trafficking” myth With the freedom to work, organise and fight, sex workers will end coercion in the trade. BY MARGARET CORVID PUBLISHED 7 JULY, 2014 – 16:45 If sex work is work, then sex workers … Continue reading