Sex Workers Lobby Against Client Criminalisation Bill

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by Joana Ramiro SEX workers and campaigners joined forces in the House of Commons yesterday to lobby against sections of new Bill which would criminalise clients. Members of the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) argued that some clauses of the Modern … Continue reading

Opinion: Why Liberal Democrats must oppose any criminalisation of sex workers

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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

Comment: Criminalising clients just makes sex work more dangerous

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By Margaret Corvid The so-called Nordic model approach to sex work, which criminalises the client, is finally upon us. After being voted in in Northern Ireland, criminalisation of clients been snuck into the modern slavery bill with an amendment and two clauses … Continue reading

Victory – amendment to criminalise sex workers’ clients defeated

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VICTORY – AMENDMENT TO CRIMINALISE SEX WORKERS’ 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 … Continue reading

Academics concerns to the proposed amendment to the Draft Modern Slavery Bill – for the Joint Committee

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2nd November 2014 Dear Rt Hon Frank Field MP and members of the Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill On the basis of our collective [considerable] experience and robust research evidence on sex work in the UK, EU … Continue reading

Briefing against clauses to the Modern Slavery Bill to prohibit the purchase of sexual services.

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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

Sex workers oppose Northern Ireland Bill and End Demand campaign to criminalise clients

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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

Help stop criminalisation of sex work in Northern Ireland.

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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