14-15 Nov: Caring, survival & justice – international conference London


Dear friends, We will be participating in this International Conference on women on 14-15 November 2015, and invite you to join us. Caring, Survival & Justice vs. the Tyranny of the Market SATURDAY 9-5pm Session 1: Reproducing the human race … Continue reading

Victory! Amnesty International votes for decriminalisation


The English Collective of Prostitutes and the US PROStitutes Collective welcome Amnesty International’s vote to approve their draft policy calling for decriminalisation of sex work. The decriminalisation policy is rooted in “respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of sex workers” and … Continue reading

How #pledgedecrim takes sex worker rights to the mainstream, New Statesman


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Margaret Corvid on desire, change and culture How #pledgedecrim takes sex worker rights to the mainstream Sex worker rights campaigners are hoping that the strategy that is working in the highest echelons of power will also work as well in … Continue reading

“Listen to sex workers” – The Guardian


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Please comment on the article below here.  Listen to sex workers – we can explain what decriminalisation would mean If progress is to be made now an amendment to the modern slavery bill has been defeated, MPs must invite us into … Continue reading

Briefing: Trafficking


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 change


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