West End Extra: Pop-up brothel inquiry findings ‘shoddy’, say prostitutes group

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All Party Group recommends criminalising paying for sex 30 May, 2018 — By Tom Foot An earlier ECP protest  FINDINGS from an inquiry investigating pop-up brothels have been blasted as “shoddy”, according to the English Collective of Prostitutes. The All Party Parliamentary … Continue reading

Metro: Why the Parliamentary Group on Prostitution is wrong to suggest criminalising the buying of sex

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Miranda Kane Monday 21 May 2018 3:54 pm What’s wrong with a safe and consensual transaction? (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Another day, another flurry of media and morality where the world is convinced sex trafficking is around every corner. … Continue reading

Another sham Inquiry from the self-appointed partisan All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution

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Breaking news: a self-appointed group of MPs, that got together for the sole purpose of lobbying for the criminalisation of sex workers’ clients, conduct Inquiry and recommend the criminalisation of clients! No surprise there then. Cari Mitchell, spokeswoman for the … Continue reading

ECP submission to APPG on Prostitution inquiry into ‘pop-up’ brothels

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Contact the ECP at ecp@prostitutescollective.net or on 020 7482 2496 Summary 1 “Pop-up brothels” are not a new tactic by criminals to exploit women, as implied by this Inquiry. They are the direct result of police raids and closure orders … Continue reading

Urgent: All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Prostitution launches inquiry on ‘pop-up’ brothels.

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Dear Friends, The APPG on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade has launched an inquiry into the increase of “pop-up” brothels – short terms lets in which people sell sex. The APPG states that the investigation has been prompted by … Continue reading

Guardian: MPs to launch inquiry into growth of pop-up brothels

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Dulcie Lee Sunday 22 October 2017 Risks grow as police closures force sex workers to rent Airbnb and other short-term properties The growth of “pop-up brothels” in Airbnb and other short-term properties is to be investigated by MPs. The all-party … Continue reading

ECP against the criminalisation of clients

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By Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes Protesters outside Sheila Farmer’s court case, January 2012     For years sex workers, burdened by stigma and discrimination, found it hard to speak and organise in our own name. This has started to change and … Continue reading

Channel 4 News: Sex workers’ safety & against criminalisation

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See video here. TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014 UK Prostitution: should the laws be reformed? As sex workers from across Europe gather at the House of Commons to argue against proposals to criminalise their clients, Channel 4 News asks one woman what effect … Continue reading

Press Release: Sex workers speak out in Parliament

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Press release:Sex Workers Response, Stop the Criminalisation of Sex Work – Safety First! Sex workers from a number of European countries including Sweden will be speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday 26 March 2014. Where: Committee Room 12 When: … Continue reading

Event: Stop the criminalisation of sex work – 26 March

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Tickets available for meeting here. The People’s Parliament check how many tickets are booked in case a bigger room is needed. But it isn’t essential to have a ticket, you can just turn up. Please allow 20 minutes to get … Continue reading