The English Collective of Prostitutes is a self-help organisation of sex workers, working both on the street and in premises, with a national network throughout the UK. We campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution, for sex workers’ rights and safety, and for resources to enable people to get out of prostitution if they want to.
Since 1975, the English Collective of Prostitutes has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalise sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages.
No-one should be forced by poverty or violence into sex with anyone. We provide information, help, and support to individual sex workers and others who are concerned with sex workers’ human, civil, legal and economic rights.
The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) and the US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) are part of the International Prostitutes Collective. We are in touch with sex workers all over the world. The situation of those of us in countries of the South and those of us who work the streets, often Black women, other women of colour and/or immigrant women, has always been our starting point.
History of the ECP
This is what the International Prostitutes Collective stands for: