Since 1975, the International Prostitutes Collective 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.
Category Archives: Criminalisation: Sweden & others
We have opposed the criminalisation of clients. Consenting sex should not be the business of the criminal law. Arresting clients is no help to women. In fact, it has meant more violence and more arrests for sex workers.
Opinion: Why Liberal Democrats must oppose any criminalisation of sex workers By Sarah Noble | Mon 3rd November 2014 Tuesday, Parliament will debate the Report Stage of the Modern Slavery Bill, and in particular, an amendments that would criminalise the purchase of … Continue reading →
VICTORY – CRIMINALISATION OF CLIENTS DEFEATED We won! Our collective mobilisation defeated the amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill put forward by Fiona Mactaggart MP which would have criminalised clients. It dropped without even going to a vote. Another amendment put forward … Continue reading →
English Collective of Prostitutes International Comittee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe UK Network of Sex Worker Projects Scottish Prostitute Education Project Sex Worker Open University Central London Action on Sexual Health Women Against Rape Hodge Jones and … Continue reading →
Dear Friends,This is a briefing (below) we have prepared against a clause to the Modern Slavery Bill which aims to criminalise sex workers’ clients.Please send your objections (model letter below) to the clause as soon as possible. It will be discussed next … Continue reading →
Pushing prostitution further underground will not abolish it nor help sex workers, It will endanger sex workers’ lives and livelihoods. Consenting sex is not a crime. Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution; it will push it further underground, making it … Continue reading →
From Aisling Gallagher: The bill that could impose the Nordic model on sex workers working in Northern Ireland is going to be voted on sometime in the next 48 hours. LIST OF MLAS here - PLEASE GET TWEETING/EMAILING. Please email and tweet Sinn Fein … Continue reading →
Listen here. 22 April 2014 Last updated at 17:21 BST The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) has criticised calls for the Government to make buying sex a crime. Tory cabinet minister Caroline Spelman claimed the UK should copy the so-called nordic … Continue reading →
This APPG Inquiry is not independent and was deeply biased from the start. Its remit was to: “develop proposals for government action with a focus on tackling demand for the sex trade.” Unsurprisingly therefore that the Inquiry’s conclusion is to … Continue reading →
4 March 2014, 18:55 Voice of Russia UK prostitution: MPs call for customers and pimps to be penalised in future EPA Download podcast MPs and peers have this week been calling for reforms to Britain’s laws, which currently criminalise prostitution. An all-party … Continue reading →