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.
Know Your Rights An A-Z for Sex Workers Know Your Rights – A-Z for Sex Workers is right on time. Raids, arrests, prosecutions, convictions and imprisonment of sex workers are on the increase, most recently there’s been a pre-Olympic crackdown … Continue reading →
Dear Friends, We just heard that Marie B is in court tomorrow. Ms B is a 72 year old woman charged with brothel keeping and money laundering. Her case is tomorrow, 21 March, Court 5, Luton Crown Court at 10am. Ms … Continue reading →
New Statesman, 15/01/2012. Police crackdowns on brothel-keeping mean that sex workers are unwilling to report intimidation and violence. The trial of Sheila Farmer, an escort with a malignant brain tumor and diabetes charged with brothel-keeping, collapsed on 4 January after the … Continue reading →
Sabotage Times, 11/01/2012. All Sheila Farmer was trying to do was guarantee the safety of her and fellow consensual sex workers from violence, rape and robbery, that she was prosecuted is a national disgrace… It was January 3rd, 2012. Stepping … Continue reading →
The Guardian, 06/01/2012. The government claims it needs to make cuts but squanders huge amounts of money prosecuting women like me. This week charges of brothel-keeping against me were dropped. It’s enough for two prostitutes to live or work together for … Continue reading →
The English Collective of Prostitutes, 05/01/2012. Sheila Farmer, a sex worker who worked with other women from premises for safety had charges of brothel-keeping dismissed today in Croydon Crown Court. She worked with other women since being viciously raped and … Continue reading →
Ms Sheila Farmer is facing a trial on 3 January 2012 at Croydon Crown Court. Please can you urgently write to the addresses below. Ms Sheila Farmer has been a diabetic since childhood and is seriously ill with a malignant … Continue reading →