Vice: Hull’s ‘prostitution free’ zone isn’t going to stop the local sex trade

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The residents, sex workers and activists I spoke to told me it’s only going to force everything into a new area. “Sam”, a sex worker on Hull’s Hessle Road ​ Last week, Hull City Council ​won a landmark ruling to create Britain’s … Continue reading

Statement: Police and UK Border Agency actions targeting migrant sex workers

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We are writing to express our serious concerns about a number of joint UK Border Agency and police operations targeting migrant sex workers which took place during the week commencing 17th October, the week during which Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October … Continue reading

Independent: Police harassment, blackmail and deportation – What life is like for sex workers

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Police harassment, blackmail and deportation: What life is like for sex workers As the UK looks poised to decriminalise sex work, Siobhan Fenton meets the English Collective Prostitutes to discuss what life is like for sex workers under the current prostitution … Continue reading

Broadly: Why more and more young women are getting arrested for prostitution

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SEX WORK by Harriet Agerholm JUL 15 2016 12:55 PM PHOTO BY MICHELA RAVASIO VIA STOCKSY London has seen a 191 percent increase in the number of 18 to 25-year-old women arrested for prostitution, according to exclusive police figures obtained … Continue reading

Hackney Citizen: National charity warns of ‘seismic shift towards criminalisation’ of Hackney’s sex workers

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4 July, 2016 Sophie Hemery Sex workers are increasingly subject to enforcement by police and local authorities in the form of dispersal orders, fines and prosecution. At a focus group on street sex workers’ health, Angelica is a natural orator. … Continue reading

Vice: London’s Romanian sex workers are worried that Brexit would screw them

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June 9, 2016 By Margaret Corvid From the column ‘Europe: The Final Countdown’ Sex workers’ rights marching in Soho in 2014 (Photo by Jake Lewis) Against the backdrop of the EU referendum campaign, London-based Romanian women sex workers are using … Continue reading

Guardian: Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy

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May 1, 2016 Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy Women targeted by Operation Nexus, which aims to deport foreign offenders, say they are legitimately self-employed Although freedom of movement is guaranteed within the EU, the right to stay after … Continue reading

Vice: How prudish laws from the 1950s make sex work dangerous today

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April 30, 2016 By Frankie Mullin And here we are in 2016, discussion raging once more. Sex workers sidelined, once more. When the current UK inquiry gathered oral evidence there were three main witnesses: just one current sex worker, Laura … Continue reading

Broadly: Why sex workers are losing their homes and life savings in police raids

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Sex Workers Reveal What Cops Took from Them During Police Raids by Frankie Mullin SEX WORK APR 6 2016 In the UK, sex workers are losing everything in police raids—even their family jewelry. We speak to women who think they … Continue reading