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

Statement: Objections to the methodology & content of APPG report on prostitution

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Statement: Sex workers oppose criminalisation of clients

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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

Feminist Times: Why the Nordic Model harms women

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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

Huffington Post: Our response to Mary Honeyball

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No Ms Honeyball what the English Collective of Prostitutes actually said is: Faced with no benefit, or only the lowest-waged jobs, many women sell sexual services. Are we less degraded when we have to skip meals, beg or stay with … Continue reading

Action Alert: Protest criminalisation & police raids vs sex workers

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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

Open Letter: Consenting sex is not a crime!

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“The freedom of two people to have sexual contact with each other has historically been denied to people of different races and classes, and to people of the same gender.  This freedom is still denied to people when payment is … Continue reading