About English Collective of Prostitutes

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.

Buzzfeed: Police Forces Are Failing Sex Workers Who Come To Them As Victims Of Crime

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Sex workers and entertainers claim that police are more interested in criminalising them than investigating crimes committed against them, and also have reported vastly different approaches in policing up and down the country. Posted on February 10, 2018, at 10:49 … Continue reading

Event: US PROS on the successful struggle to win an amnesty from arrest and prosecution for victims of violence

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  Wednesday 24 January 7-8:30pm Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London, NW5 2DX Rachel West is in London from San Francisco and will report on a recent victory for sex workers there. US PROStitutes Collective, working with other sex … Continue reading

Action Alert: please protest Redbridge Council’s proposal for £100 fines against people involved in prostitution.

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Dear Friends, Redbridge Council have launched a consultation on a proposed policy to extend Public Spaces Protection Orders to the whole borough. This would give them the power to fine people £100 for prostitution related activities and ban people from … Continue reading

Sex workers win immunity from arrest and prosecution reporting rape and other violence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           January 11, 2018 Contact: Minouche Kandel, (415) 572-6482, minouche.kandel@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO ANNOUNCES FIRST-IN-THE-COUNTRY POLICIES TO SUPPORT SEX WORKERS WHO ARE VICTIMS OR WITNESSES TO VIOLENCE IN REPORTING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT “Prioritizing Safety for Sex Worker” policies would … Continue reading

ECP submission to APPG on Prostitution inquiry into ‘pop-up’ brothels

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Contact the ECP at ecp@prostitutescollective.net or on 020 7482 2496 Summary 1 “Pop-up brothels” are not a new tactic by criminals to exploit women, as implied by this Inquiry. They are the direct result of police raids and closure orders … Continue reading