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: Decriminalisation: New Zealand & others
Since 1975 we have been campaigning for decriminalization, that is the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalize sex workers and our families. We oppose the introduction of special laws which under the guise of legalization segregate and institutionalize sex workers in prostitution and make the State the pimp. Toleration zones do not get rid of the stigma attached to prostitution and often make it more dangerous for us to work.
Please comment on the article below here. Listen to sex workers – we can explain what decriminalisation would mean If progress is to be made now an amendment to the modern slavery bill has been defeated, MPs must invite us into … Continue reading →
The English Collective of Prostitutes: Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution, nor will it stop the criminalisation of women. But it will make it more dangerous and stigmatising for sex workers. Faced with no benefits, or only the lowest-waged jobs, many … Continue reading →
Speaker: Ariane G., Berlin, Germany. Ariane G. has worked for nearly 20 years in brothels, flats and as an independent escort in Germany and throughout Europe. She will speak on working within a legalised system, the risks of proposed law … Continue reading →
WORKING girl Rita Brown wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron from her prison cell – to ask for prostitution to be decriminalised. By Richard Ault The 60-year-old, who went by the name ‘Crystal’, was sentenced to eight months in jail … Continue reading →
New Zealand took a big step in 2003 by decriminalising prostitution. The English Collective of Prostitutes is fighting for the same status in England. Benjamin Serra The Prisma Poverty and the recent economic crisis forces hundreds of women to work … Continue reading →
Monday, 17 December 2012, 7pm Film: Decriminalisation of Sex Work in New Zealand New Zealand decriminalised prostitution in 2003. This 30 minute film documents how the law was won and its impact as told by sex workers and activists working with the NZ … Continue reading →
AUTHOR // Serkan Ozturk CATEGORIES // News + Politics | National | New South Wales A convention held in Sydney earlier this month looking at the gains made in NSW since decriminalisation of sex work was introduced in 1995 saw unanimous agreement by delegates … Continue reading →