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  • Action Alert: Please protest repeated police raids and harassment against women working together safely and independently December 11, 2018
    ACTION ALERT . . . ACTION ALERT . . . ACTION ALERT Stop these police raids. Safety must be the priority. Please protest repeated police raids and harassment against women working safely and independently from premises. The Metropolitan Police have … Continue reading → The post Action Alert: Please protest repeated police raids and harassment […]
  • Bulletin 7: January – October 2018 December 11, 2018
    Bulletin January-October 2018 The English Collective of Prostitutes gathers reports from our nationwide network and the media, and regularly publishes them in the form of a bulletin. These reports show that police crackdowns on prostitution are widespread, that women are … Continue reading → The post Bulletin 7: January – October 2018 appeared first on […]
  • The Sunday Times: ECP letter – Price of austerity December 2, 2018
    Price of austerity Yes, women working in Chelsea Cloisters are paying a “huge rent” to an “astronomically wealthy” landlord: that is a widespread London experience. Yet women say they feel safer knowing they are not the only sex worker, and … Continue reading → The post The Sunday Times: ECP letter – Price of austerity […]
  • Statement: Leeds Council meeting on Holbeck Managed Approach November 12, 2018
    Joint statement in response to a White Paper Motion submitted by Leeds Councillor Amanda Carter on the Leeds Managed Approach, which reads: COUNCIL MEETING – 14 TH NOVEMBER 2018 “This Council notes the mounting objections to the Managed Approach in … Continue reading → The post Statement: Leeds Council meeting on Holbeck Managed Approach appeared […]
  • Urgent legal help needed for migrant sex worker unjustly in detention facing deportation November 5, 2018
    We are the English Collective of Prostitutes, a network of sex workers working both on the streets and indoors. Since 1975, we have been campaigning for decriminalisation and safety for sex workers. We help sex workers defend themselves against criminal … Continue reading → The post Urgent legal help needed for migrant sex worker unjustly […]
  • I News: Sex work was my only choice while bringing up my disabled daughter October 25, 2018
    ‘When Esther McVey claims there are other jobs out there for me, I would ask her what jobs can fit around caring for a disabled child?’  By Heather Saul Thursday October 25th, 2018. Esther McVey stirred controversy last week when … Continue reading → The post I News: Sex work was my only choice while […]
  • 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 […]