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

Guardian: Police accused of threatening sex workers rather than pursuing brothel thieves

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Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent Thursday 3 August 2017 10.09 BST Labour frontbencher Keir Starmer concerned about priorities of Met police after spate of robberies of premises used for sex work in London Keir Starmer has sent a letter to Scotland … Continue reading

Guardian: If 70-year-old cleaners are convicted of running brothels, the law isn’t working

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Frankie Mullin Wednesday 2 August 2017 ​The prosecution of Christy Norman, a minimum-wage brothel cleaner who attempted to save a man’s life, has left Britain’s sex workers reeling ​   ‘In the UK, while selling sex is legal, most of … Continue reading