Since 1975, the International Prostitutes Collective has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalize sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages.
Category Archives: Police illegality and racism
Both within the criminal justice system and the sex industry. Women of colour are more likely to be targeted for arrest and to be given longer prison sentences.
Rachael Getzels, Reporter Everyone from outspoken writers to local councillors in Hampstead and Highgate have weighed in with their opinion on the Leveson Inquiry as the investigation into media ethics eclipses the headlines Still hot off the press, national and … Continue reading →
Over 2000 people, mainly women, sallied down Piccadilly for the second London Slutwalk on 22 September. Home-made placards ruled from ‘Sluts & Plebs Unite’ to ‘Compensate Rape Survivors, not Banks’. Many reflected fury at police, prosecutors and courts which ensure … Continue reading →
News from the English Collective of Prostitutes On 6 October 2005, over 40 police and immigration officers raided 55 flats in the Baker Street area of central London. 70 sex workers were held and questioned, some for up to five … Continue reading →
YOU’D have thought people would have finally got used to prostitution by now, what with it being the oldest profession in the world. But it wasn’t until 1982, when a group of angry “sex workers” occupied the Church of the … Continue reading →
Speech by a Black woman in the International Prostitutes Collective at the Forum “Sex Work, Sexual Violence and Sexual Choices”, on the 20th anniversary of the English Collective of Prostitutes, London, 29 June 1995. There’s discrimination against ail prostitute women, … Continue reading →