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  • Press Release: We are still criminalised, say sex workers.
    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.
    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
    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
    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”
    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
    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
    (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 […]
  • Event: 8 March International Women’s Day – Put the family courts on trial!
    Dear Friends, Please join us on International Women’s Day 8 March at this event. We have worked with hundreds of mothers over many years who face not only criminalisation but having their children removed when they go into sex work. … Continue reading → The post Event: 8 March International Women’s Day – Put the […]
  • Broadly: The Tour That Celebrates the Lives—Not Deaths—of Jack the Ripper’s Victims
    “We wanted to remind people these are women, these are human beings, they have their own realities.”​ Sophie Wilkinson Feb 20 2018, 3:27pm An impersonator stands outside the Jack the Ripper Museum in Whitechapel, East London.Photo by Mauritius Images GmbH / … Continue reading → The post Broadly: The Tour That Celebrates the Lives—Not Deaths—of Jack […]
  • Buzzfeed: Police Forces Are Failing Sex Workers Who Come To Them As Victims Of Crime
    Sex workers and entertainers claim that police are more interested in criminalising them than investigating crimes committed against them, and also have reported vastly different approaches in policing up and down the country. Posted on February 10, 2018, at 10:49 … Continue reading → The post Buzzfeed: Police Forces Are Failing Sex Workers Who Come […]