Since 1975, the English Collective of Prostitutes has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalize sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages.
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.
Press The Guardian: Decriminalise Sex Work to Protect us From Crime, Prostitutes Say. “The English Collective of Prostitutes is calling for the removal of laws relating to consensual adult sexual behaviour, arguing that the legislation forces sex … Continue reading →
April 7 2019, You report that the Not Buying It group is paying men to spy on strippers at Spearmint Rhino, to catch them breaking the no-touching rule (“Sting at strip club lays bare feminist split over sex work”, News, … Continue reading →
Exclusive: ‘For migrant workers, everything is compounded – the sexism, the criminalisation and the racism and then the hostile immigration environment’ Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Sex workers in the UK are being illegally targeted for deportations and subjected to harassment and attacks because of … Continue reading →
A sex worker collective has compiled a dossier of cases that it has fought over the last few years showing how Brexit is affecting migrant sex workers from the EU. The English Collective of Prostitutes’ dossier, Sex workers are getting screwed … Continue reading →
This profound and disturbing true-crime show lays bare the case’s outrageous misogyny – and lets silenced women be heard at last A testament to the consequences of women not being heard … Nina Lopez in The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A … Continue reading →
Niki Adams Thursday March 21st 2019 We have been shouting from the rooftops for years that women are being pushed into prostitution by rising poverty The recently announced inquiry by the Work and Pensions Committee into the link between Universal Credit … Continue reading →
Demands for legislative changes to ‘make all women safe’ 20 March, 2019 — By Tom Foot WOMEN sex workers shut down Leicester Square in a protest calling for full decriminalisation. The strike on Friday night was part of the International Women’s Day … Continue reading →
Investigation in response to evidence that poverty forcing women into prostitution Patrick Butler Social policy editor Tue 19 Mar 2019 MPs are to launch an inquiry into “survival sex” – where benefit claimants impoverished by universal credit or sanctions have turned … Continue reading →
We spoke to The English Collective of Prostitutes about their new ‘Make All Women Safe’ campaign, which takes aim at legislation that coerces women into working alone. “Nobody should ever be promoting the criminalisation of sex work without first acknowledging … Continue reading →
‘There are a number of people participating in survival sex so they can feed their families or prevent loan sharks with baseball bats coming round to enforce debts,’ says Frank Field Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Women may be turning to sex work as … Continue reading →