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Tribune Magazine review here.
A new play by Lesley Delmenico, to be presented in London, is based on the transcript of a 1995 trial of a man accused of raping two prostitutes Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape, director Lesley Delmenico and Niki Adams … Continue reading
Pursuing Justice: sex workers take their rapist to court Playwright Professor Lesley Delmenico and Lisa Longstaff of Crossroads Women’s Centre 04 June, 2015 by DAN CARRIER Camden New Journal WHEN two sex workers were raped at knifepoint by the same man … Continue reading
ARTICLES Sex Work is Work! BY WWAWMON 1ST MAY 2015 0 Written by the English Collective of Prostitutes In 1975, two immigrant women living in England heard about church occupations and a strike of sex workers in France protesting brutal murders and the … Continue reading
CLAIM #1: 80% of women in prostitution are controlled by traffickers. FACT #1: This is a lie. Less than 6% of sex workers are trafficked. “Many migrants prefer working in the sex industry rather than the “unrewarding and sometimes exploitative conditions they … 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
Comment: Sex workers rights are not up for debate Sex work: The feminist criticism of the industry has sparked an aggressive debate Sunday, 24 May 2015 7:55 AM 3 By Pandora Blake and Niki Adams Last week the New Statesman organised … Continue reading
The Independent New Zealand ‘the best country to work as a prostitute’, says sex worker advocacy group Laws protecting prostitutes came into force in 2003 KASHMIRA GANDER Thursday 21 May 2015 New Zealand is the best place in the world … Continue reading
Power Trip Margaret Corvid on desire, change and cultureStill deciding who to vote for? Consider sex workers’ rights The English Collective of Prostitutes has created a pledge for sex worker rights – find out who supports it. BY MARGARET CORVID PUBLISHED 7 MAY, 2015 – … Continue reading
Book Review: ‘Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden’ by Dr Jay Levy Ella Parsons April 2015 Internationally there is much discussion of Sweden’s prostitution law, which criminalises the purchase of sex. In 2014, the UK Parliament voted against … Continue reading