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: International
We are in touch with sex workers and/or women who work with sex workers in many countries: Hong Kong, Japan, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda . . . Although each situation is different, we all face poverty, lack of economic alternatives, criminalization and abuse of power by the authorities.
Niki Adams cautions against ‘the Swedish Model’ and raises concerns about the role of the religiously-motivated, State-funded Irish pressure group ‘Ruhama’. Olaf Tyaransen, 27 Feb 2014 “To the moralist, prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the … Continue reading →
STOP CRIMINALISATION: SAFETY FIRST PROTEST AGAINST RAIDS, EVICTIONS AND CRIMINALISATION. Walkers Court, Soho. Wednesday 26 February, 11am-12pm. A motion by MEP Mary Honeyball to criminalise sex workers’ clients is being voted on in Europe tomorrow Wednesday … Continue reading →
The English Collective of Prostitutes invites you to a film & discussion with The Association of Hungarian Sex Workers Where: Crossroads Women’s Centre,25 Wolsey Mews,Kentish Town,London, NW5 2DX When: Monday 24th February 2014, 7-9pm Film: WHERE IS THE JUSTICE? – Sex … Continue reading →
Sex workers’ reality is no toy for religious or other moralising Fionola Meredith Irish Times 28th December 2013 Feminists and religious fundamentalists shouldn’t mix. If they do find common cause, it’s often a sign that one-dimensional moral or ideological fanaticism – … Continue reading →
Canada’s Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws. UK sex workers hail ruling ‘a victory for decriminalisation everywhere’. We have just heard that the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down the prostitution laws because they make it “dangerous” for … Continue reading →
Sex Workers are not humans? It is the 11th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers today. During 2013, the police never stopped raiding the sex workers and the massage workers. For example, we received the complaints from … Continue reading →
L’Assemblée nationale française discute présentement la pénalisation des clients des travailleuses et des travailleurs du sexe et votera sur la proposition de loi demain. Celle-ci est fondée sur le ” modèle suédois ” et prétend dépénaliser les femmes tout en … Continue reading →
The French parliament has been discussing the criminalisation of sex workers’ clients and will be voting on it tomorrow. The proposals are based on the ‘Swedish model’, and claim to decriminalise the women while criminalising the men. The English Collective … Continue reading →
LATEST UPDATE: 08/12/2011 - FRANCE - PARIS - PROSTITUTION - UMP A controversial move by French lawmakers to prohibit prostitution by targeting those who pay for sex will put the lives of prostitutes in danger, organizations representing sex workers told FRANCE 24 this week. By Olivia Salazar-Winspear (video) Ben MCPARTLAND (text) … Continue reading →