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  • Sex Work is Work: IWW supports full decriminalisation! May 14, 2018
    Sex Work is Work: IWW supports full decriminalisation! 13th May 2018 At its 2018 Annual Conference, IWW Branch delegates from across Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England were asked to consider a motion presented by our members to publicly state its … Continue reading → The post Sex Work is Work: IWW supports full decriminalisation! appeared […]
  • Women’s Resource Centre draft shadow report to CEDAW includes recommendations to criminalise clients May 11, 2018
    UPDATE: Good news, WRC took out the criminalisation of clients from the CEDAW shadow report but new wording is still problematic: “We recommend that the government recognise prostitution as a form of violence against women and girls, rather than legitimising the … Continue reading → The post Women’s Resource Centre draft shadow report to CEDAW includes […]
  • Action Alert: Tell Brighton & Hove City Council to stop promoting police crackdowns against sex workers May 8, 2018
    UPDATE: Survey deadline has been extended to Thursday 31 May. Dear friends, if you live, work or travel to Brighton & Hove, please urgently respond to this action alert: ACTION ALERT … ACTION ALERT … ACTION ALERT … ACTION ALERT … Continue reading → The post Action Alert: Tell Brighton & Hove City Council to […]
  • Press Release: We are still criminalised, say sex workers. April 17, 2018
    The woman interviewed recently on BBC Victoria Derbyshire show spoke forcefully about her experience and how she was working for “financial security and independence”. On the same programme a brothel owner (and former police officer) claimed that “the police are … Continue reading → The post Press Release: We are still criminalised, say sex workers. […]
  • Tips for lobbying MPs on the decriminalisation of sex work. April 14, 2018
    Find your MP here. Type in your postcode and it will tell you which constituency you’re in, who the MP is, and how to contact them. Or call the House of Commons Information Office on 020 7219 4272 quoting your … Continue reading → The post Tips for lobbying MPs on the decriminalisation of sex […]
  • WEP leader insults and dehumanises sex workers April 9, 2018
    Last night Sophie Walker, the leader of the Women’s Equality Party responded to a comment by a sex worker on twitter by calling her a “sex bot”. For Walker to disparage and dehumanise sex workers in that way is sickening. … Continue reading → The post WEP leader insults and dehumanises sex workers appeared first […]
  • New Statesman: How a crackdown on Google and Facebook is making life more dangerous for sex workers March 28, 2018
    As is already happening in the US, vital websites for sex workers could be shut down by laws aimed at curbing trafficking. 28 March 2018 In the early 1990s, BT began cutting off the landlines of sex workers who advertised … Continue reading → The post New Statesman: How a crackdown on Google and Facebook […]
  • New Statesman: The dangerous myth of the “pop-up brothel” March 9, 2018
    By Dulcie Lee, 9 March 2018 The reality behind a buzzword that is hindering the fight for women’s safety Hundreds of pop-up brothels are springing up across the country. Budget holiday homes, Airbnbs, and private lets are being turned into “sex clubs”. … Continue reading → The post New Statesman: The dangerous myth of the “pop-up brothel” […]
  • Statement: SWARM and ECP celebrate former prostitutes’ high court win March 5, 2018
    SWARM and ECP congratulate the three women who last week won in court the right not to reveal their criminal convictions for prostitution to prospective employers. The women have multiple convictions for soliciting or loitering under the Street Offences Act, … Continue reading → The post Statement: SWARM and ECP celebrate former prostitutes’ high court […]
  • Letter: Sex worker groups respond to allegations against Oxfam and other NGOs in Haiti March 1, 2018
    (The Guardian, unpublished). Dear Madam/Sir, Like our sisters in Haiti (‘Aid staff would pay more’: sex workers in Haiti speak out), sex workers who have survived disasters and face the calamity of criminalisation every day, must start with our need … Continue reading → The post Letter: Sex worker groups respond to allegations against Oxfam […]