Londra demands justice for Dora and Jasmine!

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Report by Irem Az. http://www.bgst.org/toplumsal-cinsiyet-gundem/londra-da-dora-ve-jasmine-icin-adalet-talep-ediyor Dora Ozer, who was a transwoman sex worker in Kusadasi, Turkey, was killed by one of her clients on July 9th. Two days after her murder, Petite Jasmine was killed by her abusive ex partner … Continue reading

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 boroughsand 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

Bradford killings: Fear returns to the Ripper’s streets

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By Andy McFarlane BBC News Police searches evoked memories of the Yorkshire Ripper murders Page last updated at 0:48 GMT, Friday, 28 May 2010 1:48 UK The discovery of the remains of a woman – sparking police searches in Bradford’s red light district – … 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