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Evidence that women are being driven to sex work because of problems with universal credit must lead to government action, MPs have said. A number of women told the work and pensions committee they turned to sex work because their benefits payments did not cover their basic needs. The committee said the government had previously been […]
As the government faces calls to axe the five-week wait for Universal Credit payments, one ex-claimant describes her experience. Saturday 26 October 2019 02:50, UK One woman told Sky News she had been forced to sell sex for £5 after Universal Credit struggles. Women are being driven to carry out “survival sex” work because of […]
Grazia: Why Is It Only When Universal Credit Forces Women Into Sex Work The Government Actually Listens?
BY GEORGIA ASPINALL Women are being forced into survival sex work to afford basic necessities because of issues with universal credit according to new warnings from MPs. The work and pensions committee has lambasted the government for not taking the issue seriously sooner, having previously said that the link between universal credit and survival sex work was ‘anecdotal’. […]
I News: Universal Credit: women say they are forced into ‘survival sex’ by DWP’s five-week wait, MPs warn
MPs said the wait for the first payment was one of the ‘deep, structural problems’ with Universal Credit and called for it to be scrapped By Serina Sandhu The Government must end the five-week wait for Universal Credit as it is often the reason claimants say they are forced into “survival sex”, MPs have said. The warning comes […]
Response to the Report from the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into Universal Credit and “survival sex” Laura Watson from the English Collective of Prostitutes, which gave evidence to the Committee says: “The fury against Universal Credit is growing. Women and children are its first targets and single mothers have been hit particularly hard losing […]
Action Alert Please fill out Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee survey. Deadline 22 October.
The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into prostitution. The survey can be filled out online here. The answers to the questions must be in a word document and must be completed by the 22nd October. Please send a copy of your answers to the ECP at email@example.com Note that the Committee is […]
A play based on a rape trial which made legal history. “Challenging . . . uncompromising, everything theatre should be.” Tribune 2015 Venue: Clean Break, 2 Patshull Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 2LB 1 – 14 November 2019 (except Sundays) 7.30pm, running time 75 minutes Q&A after shows on 1st, 8th & 12th November from 9-9.30pm, featuring […]
16 men tried to buy sex in The Arboretum over just two nights And six vehicles were identified as ‘cruising’ the area A total of 16 men attempted to buy sex or sexual services in The Arboretum area in just two nights, it has been revealed. They were identified by Nottinghamshire Police’s Prostitution team during […]