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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DECRIMINALISATION WOULD: Increase safety – sex workers could work together in a supportive environment. Police crackdowns break up safety networks. Street workers are forced into isolated areas and are at greater risk of attack.[i] Brothel-keeping law makes … 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
Findings from the Student Sex Work Project at Swansea University confirms the experience of the English Collective of Prostitutes that most students go into sex work to cover living expenses (two-thirds) and pay off debts (45%). One sex worker in … Continue reading
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By Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes Protesters outside Sheila Farmer’s court case, January 2012 For years sex workers, burdened by stigma and discrimination, found it hard to speak and organise in our own name. This has started to change and … Continue reading
Laura Lee, 37, travels between Scotland and Ireland as a sex worker It means that from June 1, men who pay for sex could be arrested The mother believes the legislation will put women’s lives in danger By FRANKIE MULLIN FOR … Continue reading
By Sam Dimmer ‘It’s not rocket science – it’s just consensual sex between adults’ Prostitution. (Library picture) As police in Coventry continue their seemingly never-ending battle with sex workers and their clients in the city’s red light district campaign groups are calling for … Continue reading
by Frankie Mullin in Vice A sex worker on Hull’s Hessle Road (Photo by Ryan Fletcher) According to a new study, seven in ten UK sex workers previously worked in care jobs. The research, carried out by Leeds University, revealed that 71 … Continue reading
by Frankie Mullin A tweet from journalist Julie Bindel about the “pimp lobby” (Background picture by ceridwen via) Across the globe, a dangerous, elusive group is gathering force. People call them the Pimp Lobby. The lobby refuses to show its true face, … Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS RELEASEWHAT: Sex workers protest misinformation and biased press briefing WHEN: Wednesday 4 February 2015, 4.30pmWHERE: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EUSex workers and supporters will protest outside … Continue reading
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Vice Magazine I Marched Through Soho Last Night In Support of Britain’s Sex Workers AFP Sex workers protest violence in London Morning Star Sex Workers Hold Vigil Following The Murder Of Two Prostitutes