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  • Briefing: Why the “Nordic Model” Undermines Women’s Safety and Rights August 6, 2018
    By the English Collective of Prostitutes   020 7482 2496   www.prostitutescollective.net Who sex workers are Of the approximately 72,800 sex workers in the UK — 88% are women[i]. Most sex workers are mothers working to support families.[ii] Prostitution has always been … Continue reading → The post Briefing: Why the “Nordic Model” Undermines Women’s Safety and […]
  • Red Pepper: Criminalising sex work won’t help victims of trafficking August 2, 2018
    Criminalising sex work won’t help victims of trafficking Laws which target sex workers are supposedly set up to protect women. But really, they put vulnerable women in more danger. By Stella Winter and Liliana Gashi from English Collective of Prostitutes August 2, 2018 A rally for … Continue reading → The post Red Pepper: Criminalising sex work won’t help victims of […]
  • Press Coverage: Sex Workers Protest Outside Parliament July 11, 2018
    Dear friends, On Wednesday 4 July, MPs debated a proposal from the discredited All Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution (APPGP) to shut down online sites where sex workers advertise. Please see below some of the press coverage of the debate … Continue reading → The post Press Coverage: Sex Workers Protest Outside Parliament appeared first […]
  • An open letter to MPs; PLEASE start listening to sex workers July 9, 2018
    Posted on July 5, 2018 When I went along for my first meeting with an MP (Yvette Cooper) in 2015 I was so nervous. I had never met an MP before and I knew it was going to be difficult. I … Continue reading → The post An open letter to MPs; PLEASE start listening to […]
  • Vice: The UK’s Proposed “Anti-Trafficking” Bill Would Hurt Sex Workers July 6, 2018
    With FOSTA/SESTA already proving to be damaging in the US, why is the UK looking to push through similar legislation? Photoa via VICE UK “Decriminalise sex work, for safety’s sake.” This was one of many slogans being hurled at the … Continue reading → The post Vice: The UK’s Proposed “Anti-Trafficking” Bill Would Hurt Sex […]
  • URGENT: Please fill out government survey – deadline 16 July July 6, 2018
    Dear friends, Thousands of people responded to a call to action this week and lobbied their MP to speak against proposals to ban sex workers advertising online. Thanks to everyone who wrote. We write now to ask for your help … Continue reading → The post URGENT: Please fill out government survey – deadline 16 […]
  • London Live: Sex workers protest outside Parliament July 6, 2018
    The MP Sarah Champion believes it creates a platform for Sexual Exploitation and trafficking. But those within the business say using websites are a lifeline for them, and they will be at a greater risk if these sites are made … Continue reading → The post London Live: Sex workers protest outside Parliament appeared first […]
  • Buzzfeed: MPs Want To Crack Down On Men Who Buy Sex, But These Sex Workers Say They’re Not Being Listened To July 6, 2018
    The MPs said they understood the sex workers’ views, but that their priority is to protect the most vulnerable.  A group of MPs are pushing the government to do more to crack down on exploitation in sex work, and have … Continue reading → The post Buzzfeed: MPs Want To Crack Down On Men Who […]
  • BBC News: Prostitution websites ban debated by MPs July 4, 2018
      A cross-party group of MPs says the owners of such sites “directly and knowingly” profit from sex-trafficking and wants the Home Office to intervene. The group adds that a small number of sites “dominate the marketplace” and have named two … Continue reading → The post BBC News: Prostitution websites ban debated by MPs appeared […]
  • Press Release: Sex workers and human rights activists protest outside Parliament against a Trump-inspired law that would endanger sex workers and empower exploiters July 3, 2018
    Sex workers today join with other feminists and human rights activists to voice their opposition to a Trump-inspired ‘anti-trafficking’ law – the US version is known as SESTA/FOSTA (1) – ahead of a debate on mirroring them in the UK, … Continue reading → The post Press Release: Sex workers and human rights activists protest […]