The tragic murder of Maria Duque-Tunjano last Friday shows the dangers of women working alone. Sex workers are prevented by the brothel-keeping laws from working together from premises and this deprives women of protection they are entitled to and have … Continue reading
ANOTHER PRECIOUS LIFE LOST A 24 year old woman was murdered on Monday night in Ilford Lane, Ilford. This tragic killing comes in the wake of Operation Clearlight a major police crackdown on street prostitution in this area which began … Continue reading
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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
Rape survivors demand protection and justice, not ‘summary justice’! By English Collective of Prostitutes and Legal Action for Women The exclusion zone imposed on a suspected rapist of prostitute women in Birmingham is a striking example of the summary justice promoted by … Continue reading
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
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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
A man has been charged with the murder of three women in Bradford. When will sex workers’ safety be prioritised? 27 May 2010 The discovery of a woman’s body, now confirmed to be that of Suzanne Blamires, has focussed press … Continue reading
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