Independent: Police criticised for warning Swansea sex workers they could be prosecuted in clampdown

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‘It is terrifying that this is the police response to women’s situation. Women are out there because poverty has increased – particularly in that area. People are really struggling,’ says campaigner Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Police have been criticised for … Continue reading

Independent: Sex workers harassed, assaulted and illegally targeted for deportations amid culture of xenophobia after Brexit

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Exclusive: ‘For migrant workers, everything is compounded – the sexism, the criminalisation and the racism and then the hostile immigration environment’ Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Sex workers in the UK are being illegally targeted for deportations and subjected to harassment and attacks because of … Continue reading

I News: We are single mothers and sex workers – this is what we want the Government to know about Universal Credit

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Niki Adams Thursday March 21st 2019 We have been shouting from the rooftops for years that women are being pushed into prostitution by rising poverty The recently announced inquiry by the Work and Pensions Committee into the link between Universal Credit … Continue reading

West End Extra: Protest calling for decriminalisation of sex workers ‘shuts down Soho’

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Demands for legislative changes to ‘make all women safe’ 20 March, 2019 — By Tom Foot WOMEN sex workers shut down Leicester Square in a protest calling for full decriminalisation. The strike on Friday night was part of the International Women’s Day … Continue reading

Guardian: MPs to launch inquiry into ‘survival sex’ by benefit claimants

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Investigation in response to evidence that poverty forcing women into prostitution Patrick Butler Social policy editor Tue 19 Mar 2019  MPs are to launch an inquiry into “survival sex” – where benefit claimants impoverished by universal credit or sanctions have turned … Continue reading

Vice: Why British Sex Workers Will Keep Pushing for Full Decriminalisation

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We spoke to The English Collective of Prostitutes about their new ‘Make All Women Safe’ campaign, which takes aim at legislation that coerces women into working alone. “Nobody should ever be promoting the criminalisation of sex work without first acknowledging … Continue reading