Press Enquiries

Press briefing: Prostitution: What You Need to Know

The ECP regularly provides comment to the media on a range of issues, including:

  • UK prostitution laws
  • Impact of current law and policy
  • Policy proposals that impact sex workers, for example, benefit reforms or anti-social behaviour legislation
  • Raids, arrests and prosecutions of sex workers
  • Poverty and the impact of austerity on sex work

Telephone: 020 7482 2496
Twitter: @ProstitutesColl

Press releases and statements

Recent examples:

Press Release: Hundreds of sex workers criminalised
Press Release: Protests Grow Over Raids and Landgrabs in Chinatown and Soho
Press Release: Decriminalisation of Sex Workers Recommended by Home Affairs Select Committee
Statement: Guilty of Trying to Save a Life
Statement: “Pop-up Brothels”
Bulletins: Raids, Arrests and Prosecutions

Print and online media

Members of our network are frequently interviewed by national newspapers and broadcast media. Recent examples:

Guardian: Police Accused of Threatening Sex Workers Rather Than Pursuing Brothel Thieves
i News: 70-year-old Cleaner Tried to Save a Man’s Life – Arrested for ‘Brothel-keeping’
Vice: Police Are Using the ‘Pop-Up Brothels’ Scare for Propaganda
The Star: Sheffield Women Being Forced into Prostitution by Benefit Cuts
The Independent: Police Harassment, Blackmail and Deportation: What Life is Like for Sex Workers
The Guardian: Romanian Sex Workers Challenge UK Immigration Policy

For more media coverage see here

Television and Radio

BBC One: The Big Questions – Has the time come to decriminalise sex work?
BBC 2 The Victoria Derbyshire Show – Sex Buyers Law
BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour – Benefit Cuts and Sanctions
BBC Radio Wales – Prostitution Toleration Zones


For more information on prostitution:

Decriminalisation of Prostitution: the Evidence
Facts About Sex Work
Fact and Fiction: Debunking Common Myths on Prostitution
Trafficking Briefing
Know Your Rights: A-Z for Sex Workers