Objections from the ECP to the methodology & content of the report from the APPG on Prostitution.

Gallery

This APPG Inquiry is not independent and was deeply biased from the start. Its remit was to: “develop proposals for government action with a focus on tackling demand for the sex trade.” Unsurprisingly therefore that the Inquiry’s conclusion is to … Continue reading

UK prostitution: MPs call for customers and pimps to be penalised in future

Gallery

4 March 2014, 18:55  Voice of Russia UK prostitution: MPs call for customers and pimps to be penalised in future EPA Download podcast MPs and peers have this week been calling for reforms to Britain’s laws, which currently criminalise prostitution. An all-party … Continue reading

Selling sex should be decriminalised but buying it should be illegal, say MPs

Gallery

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Current laws prioritise ‘gratification of punters at expense of often vulnerable women and girls’, MP says Alexandra Topping theguardian.com, Monday 3 March 2014 16.44 Sex workers and their supporters participate in a demonstration in the Soho district of London on in October … Continue reading

Today, sex workers oppose criminalisation of clients

Gallery

CRIMINALISING CLIENTS UNDERMINES SEX WORKERS’ SAFETY & OTHER RIGHTSThe English Collective of Prostitutes strongly oppose proposals being put forward today by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution to criminalise sex workers’ clients.Spokeswoman, Cari Mitchell, commented:  “Criminalising clients will not stop … Continue reading

Comeback: Why the Nordic Model harms women – Feminist Times

Gallery

This gallery contains 1 photo.

The English Collective of Prostitutes: Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution, nor will it stop the criminalisation of women.  But it will make it more dangerous and stigmatising for sex workers. Faced with no benefits, or only the lowest-waged jobs, many … Continue reading

PROSTITUTION: WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

Gallery

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Niki Adams cautions against ‘the Swedish Model’ and raises concerns about the role of the religiously-motivated, State-funded Irish pressure group ‘Ruhama’. Olaf Tyaransen, 27 Feb 2014 “To the moralist, prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the … Continue reading

Vicar says Soho community feels police ‘were not honest’ about brothel raids operation

Gallery

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Members of the English Collective of Prostitutes were joined by Soho residents on Wednesday in a noon protest against the raids. They also collected signatures in opposition to a move in the European Parliament to criminalise sex workers’ clients. Below, … Continue reading

Protest criminalisation & police raids vs sex workers TOMORROW 11am

Gallery

This gallery contains 3 photos.

STOP CRIMINALISATION: SAFETY FIRST PROTEST AGAINST RAIDS, EVICTIONS AND CRIMINALISATION. Walkers Court, Soho. Wednesday 26 February, 11am-12pm.         A motion by MEP Mary Honeyball to criminalise sex workers’ clients is being voted on in Europe tomorrow Wednesday … Continue reading