Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape and Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes outside Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town where they are based In 1995 Women Against Rape and the English Collective of Prostitutes joined forces to bring England’s first private prosecution for the assaults on two sex workers, now a play […]
by Sonia Elks | @SoniaElks | Thomson Reuters Foundation It’s estimated that about two-thirds of sex workers have suffered some kind of violence LONDON, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Police and prosecutors are becoming less willing to take action over rapes reported by sex workers, the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) said as a play highlighted their work […]
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A new play called “No Bad Women” tells the true story of a landmark trial that opened up a new avenue to justice for survivors. By Emma Garland In the 1990s, serial rapist Christopher Davies assaulted two separate women at knifepoint when they visited his house in the south of England. The first – a tattooed […]
Independent: Austerity pushing women into sex work and criminalisation endangering them, major report finds
‘I was in a desperate financial situation, no parents to support me and about to become homeless. As I am disabled and was in full-time education, my opportunities for work were, and remain, limited,’ says woman Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Austerity is pushing women into prostitution and the criminalisation of the industry is putting them in […]
Government research proves sex workers feel unsafe under the current law; they want decriminalisation and so does the public. Government research published today provides evidence that the current prostitution laws increase the chance of harm and undermine sex workers’ safety. Laura Watson from the English Collective of Prostitutes which submitted evidence from its national network of sex […]
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Evidence that women are being driven to sex work because of problems with universal credit must lead to government action, MPs have said. A number of women told the work and pensions committee they turned to sex work because their benefits payments did not cover their basic needs. The committee said the government had previously been […]
As the government faces calls to axe the five-week wait for Universal Credit payments, one ex-claimant describes her experience. Saturday 26 October 2019 02:50, UK One woman told Sky News she had been forced to sell sex for £5 after Universal Credit struggles. Women are being driven to carry out “survival sex” work because of […]