Prostitutes scared to report sex attackers, study shows, Metro + our statement

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Prostitutes are regularly being raped, beaten up and targeted with racist abuse but most are unwilling to go to police, research shows. Sex workers in London reported crimes against them under a trial scheme that lets them add information to … Continue reading

Crackdowns on prostitution putting sex workers’ lives at risk

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As arrests, raids and prosecutions of sex workers increase in Olympic boroughs and throughout the UK, calls for the decriminalisation of prostitution highlight the need to protect sex workers from rape and violence. Cari Mitchell, English Collective of Prostitutes commented: “Police crackdowns … Continue reading

Dorset kerb-crawling crackdown ‘endangers prostitutes’

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A police force has denied a four-year crackdown on kerb-crawlers has made sex workers more vulnerable to attack by forcing them to move on to other areas. Of the 52 men arrested for kerb-crawling in east Bournemouth in 2006, 18 … Continue reading

Women Against Rape statement against Policing and Crime Bill

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Policing & Crime Bill: Prostitution proposals detrimental to safety As measures on prostitution in the Policing and Crime Bill are discussed this week, we respectfully ask Members of the House of Lords to consider our arguments on women’s safety and … Continue reading

Suffolk murders 2006 Decriminalisation for prostitution?

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The Suffolk Murders of 2006 have yet again highlighted the problem of how to deal with ‘the oldest profession’. The government’s Criminal Justice & Immigration Bill is again reviewing the law on prostitution, but some say it doesn’t go far … Continue reading

United States: Young Mother Criminalized for Trying to Make Ends Meet

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Action Alert…. US PROStitutes Collective….Action Alert  End Criminalization of Women for Trying to Make Ends Meet. In August 2008, Ms G, a 21-year-old Black mother of two appeared at Alameda County Superior Court on three prostitution charges, including violation of … Continue reading