Policing Insight: It’s time to protect sex workers not prosecute them

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31st October 2017 Niki Adams and Heston Michaels, ​English Collective of Prostitutes Police crackdowns on prostitution isolate sex workers and undermine their safety. With poverty fuelling prostitution, the English Prostitutes Collective argues decriminalisation is overdue and current resources used to … Continue reading

Guardian: Parliament’s inquiry into ‘pop-up brothels’ is misguided and one-sided

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Frankie Mullin Thursday 26 October 2017 MPs should speak to sex workers about the realities of the off-street trade before they rush to judgment. The pro-criminalisation Nordic model is flawed An investigation into “pop-up brothels” – short-term lets in which people … Continue reading

Guardian: MPs to launch inquiry into growth of pop-up brothels

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Dulcie Lee Sunday 22 October 2017 Risks grow as police closures force sex workers to rent Airbnb and other short-term properties The growth of “pop-up brothels” in Airbnb and other short-term properties is to be investigated by MPs. The all-party … Continue reading

I News: As sex workers, we deserve the same working rights as everyone else

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Wednesday September 13th 2017 By The English Collective of Prostitutes A motion will be put to the vote at the TUC Congress today, proposed by ASLEF the train drivers’ union and supported by the GMB, calling for “decriminalisation of sex … Continue reading

Independent: Trade union leaders to vote on decriminalising prostitution at TUC conference

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Calls made for a ‘New Zealand-style’ approach which offers sex workers legal protection but concerns remain over ‘exploitation’ Lizzy Buchan and Harriet Agerholm Political Correspondent 12 September 2017 Union leaders will vote on whether to back efforts to decriminalise prostitution to offer greater protection to … Continue reading

BBC Victoria Derbyshire: Violence against sex workers: ‘He was there to kill me’

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5 September 2017 By John Owen BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme Image caption “Suzanne” says one client punched her until she passed out Sex workers say they are being left more vulnerable to attack by laws making it illegal for them … Continue reading

Independent: Sex worker threatened with prosecution and deportation after reporting attack

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Sex worker threatened with prosecution and deportation after telling police how she was robbed at knifepoint Campaigners warn threats from police and Home Office against sex workers who report crimes make women reluctant to report violence committed against them May Bulman Sunday 13 August … Continue reading

Politics.co.uk: Sex worker robbed at knifepoint faces deportation after contacting police

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By Natalie Bloomer Friday, 11 August 2017 12:23 PM “Campaigners for sex workers’ rights say that by focusing on the prosecution and deportation of the worker rather than the attack against her, police were discouraging other women from coming to … Continue reading