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  • Statement: Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 October 19, 2018
    The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) is an organisation of sex workers, working both on the streets and in premises. Since 1975 we have been campaigning for the decriminalisation of prostitution, for sex workers’ rights and safety and for resources … Continue reading → The post Statement: Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 appeared […]
  • Novara Media: Labour Must Not Contribute to the Oppression of Sex Workers September 25, 2018
    We Need Decriminalisation Now by Lydia Caradonna A few months ago, around 200 sex workers and allies gathered in Parliament Square with placards, banners, and a sound system. Inside, just metres away, a Westminster Hall debate was taking place on a UK … Continue reading → The post Novara Media: Labour Must Not Contribute to the Oppression […]
  • ECP submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights September 14, 2018
    The ECP is a self-help organisation of sex workers, working both on the street and in premises, with a national network throughout the UK. Since 1975, we have campaigned for the decriminalisation of prostitution, for sex workers’ rights and safety, … Continue reading → The post ECP submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme […]
  • Morning Star: Sex workers across the world are demanding decriminalisation August 9, 2018
    In 1975 sex workers in France and Switzerland surprised everyone by going on strike against repression — just like “real workers.” The strikes started with the occupation of a church in Lyon and a banner saying: “Our children don’t want … Continue reading → The post Morning Star: Sex workers across the world are demanding […]
  • 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 […]
  • Buzzfeed: The Rise And Rise Of The UK’s Student Sugar Babies July 22, 2018
    With increasing costs of living at university, increasing numbers of students are turning to sex work or “sugar daddies” to fund their studies. Posted on July 22, 2018 Hannah Al-Othman A growing number of students are turning to sex work to … Continue reading → The post Buzzfeed: The Rise And Rise Of The UK’s Student […]
  • Wired: Under the threat of new laws, British sex workers fear for their websites and their safety July 17, 2018
    Sex workers say advertising online has made them safer. MPs see it differently By KELLY FIVEASH Tuesday 17 July 2018 Neon lights in London’s red light district photographed in 2015. Sex worker rights groups have expressed concern about what they perceive … Continue reading → The post Wired: Under the threat of new laws, British sex […]
  • 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 […]