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

Independent: Women doing sex work to survive due to roll-out of universal credit, MPs fear

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‘There are a number of people participating in survival sex so they can feed their families or prevent loan sharks with baseball bats coming round to enforce debts,’ says Frank Field Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Women may be turning to sex work as … Continue reading

Novara Media: Sidelined No Longer, Sex Workers Led the Women’s Strike

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by Sophie Hemery Carried from the Bank of England to London’s Piccadilly Circus by drizzle, pop music and smoke grenades, 2019’s Women’s Strike march culminated in a performance by strippers demanding the full decriminalisation of sex work. Thousands of people danced … Continue reading

Independent: Sex workers storm New York protest against decriminalisation of prostitution

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‘Nothing about us without us’ ‘Sex workers have had a struggle to be listened to. For too long policy and law on prostitution has been dealt with without sex workers’ Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent  Two sex workers stormed a demonstration … Continue reading