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
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
Sex workers protest violence in London December 17, 2014 7:26 PM A protester holds a placard during a candle-lit vigil to mark the international day to end violence against sex workers, organised by the English Collective of Prostitutes, in London, … Continue reading
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Bill to criminalise sex workers defeated by the WI 12:47pm Wednesday 5th November 2014 By Sian Davies PLANS that were feared could have led to the further criminalisation of prostitutes have been defeated thanks to a long running campaign spearheaded by … Continue reading
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Published: 19 December, 2014 by CAROLINE MORTIMER SEX workers and campaigners held a candlelit procession through the streets of Soho to protest against “the worsening conditions in the borough and across the world”. The vigil was to mark International Day To … Continue reading
Sex Workers Hold Vigil Following The Murder Of Two Prostitutes DEC 2014 Thursday 18TH posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain Morning Star SEX workers held a candle-lit march through London yesterday to remember fellow workers who have been victims of violence. Members of … Continue reading
In the lead-up to the general election, we have the chance to move the debate forwards, towards the full decriminalisation of sex work. BY MARGARET CORVID PUBLISHED 2 DECEMBER, 2014 – 16:5 New Statesman The Houses of Parliament. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images When … Continue reading
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Wednesday 17 December 2014 7pm (assemble 6.45pm) candlelit march — from Soho Square to St Anne’s Church. 7.30pm Soho Trot by Ana Aranha. Documentary featuring powerful interviews and true testimonies from sex workers working independently in Soho flats who fought … Continue reading