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Newport prostitutes plan must ‘not turn city into Amsterdam’ 27 July 2015 From the sectionSouth East Wales The plans follow a similar pilot scheme in the north of England A part of Newport which is being earmarked as a designated … Continue reading
Power Trip 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 … 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 (Mai, 2011). “Many migrants prefer working in the sex industry rather than the “unrewarding and sometimes … 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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PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS RELEASE Rupert Everett supports the campaign. What: Sex workers launch pledge to decriminalise sex work for safety’s sake. When: Thursday 23 July 12-2pm and 5-6pm. Where: Twitter #pledgedecrim Follow@ProstitutesColl Sign here. Issued by the … Continue reading
ACTION ALERT… ACTION ALERT…ACTION ALERT…ACTION ALERT… Join our Twitter stormThursday 23 July 12-2pmand 5-6pm to launch ourpledge to “Decriminalise Sex Work for Safety’s Sake”. On 23 July 2015 If you have 1 minute: · Re-tweet us via @ProstitutesColl #pledgedecrim. · Tweet us your reason for signing the … Continue reading
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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