Dear Friends, We write as LGBTQ sex workers to ask for your support against proposals to further criminalise consenting sex. They are discriminatory and a breach of human rights, and will further endanger the lives and safety of sex workers, … 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
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
Download the Rights Sheet here. English Collective of Prostitutes The “Girls’ Union” We are a network of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry – both on the streets and indoors. Since 1975, we … Continue reading
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Friday, 19 April 2013 New Status For ‘Oldest Profession’? This month Carrie and Laura from the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) visited us to discuss their work in protecting the rights of sex workers and pushing for the decriminalisation of prostitution in … Continue reading
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Published: 16/04/2013 16:20 – Updated: 16/04/2013 16:18 Written by KATHRYN CAIN A SERIES of debates by the Bedford Skeptics in a Pub group continues on Thursday night as members discuss the legislation surrounding prostitution. Speakers from The English Collective of … Continue reading
Labelling attacks against prostitutes as hate crimes could end the agony of those who suffer in silence, police have been told. Complaints by sex workers about violence are rare because they are either not taken seriously or treated as an … Continue reading