Sex Workers Hold Vigil Following The Murder Of Two Prostitutes

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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

Sex workers protest violence in London, APF

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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

Press coverage, Soho march to End Violence Against Sex Workers

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I Marched Through Soho Last Night In Support of Britain’s Sex Workers   December 18, 2014 by Frankie Mullin, Photos: Jake Lewis Last night, I joined a march through Soho in support of sex workers. It’s an area of London that – … Continue reading

Why the next general election will be pivotal for sex worker rights, Margaret Corvid

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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

“Listen to sex workers” – The Guardian

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Please comment on the article below here.  Listen to sex workers – we can explain what decriminalisation would mean If progress is to be made now an amendment to the modern slavery bill has been defeated, MPs must invite us into … Continue reading

Victory: amendment to criminalise sex workers’ clients defeated

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VICTORY – CRIMINALISATION OF CLIENTS DEFEATED We won! Our collective mobilisation defeated the amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill put forward by Fiona Mactaggart MP which would have criminalised clients. It dropped without even going to a vote. Another amendment put forward … Continue reading

Briefing: Anti-trafficking – an excuse for a moralistic crusade against sex workers

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1. Claims that “80% of women in prostitution are controlled by traffickers”[1] 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

Recommendations for change in law and policy

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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

Bill to criminalise sex workers defeated by the WI

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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

International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, 17 Dec

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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

“Sex Workers Against Client Criminalisation Bill” – Morning Star

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by Joana Ramiro SEX workers and campaigners joined forces in the House of Commons yesterday to lobby against sections of new Bill which would criminalise clients. Members of the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) argued that some clauses of the Modern … Continue reading