Since 1975, the English Collective of Prostitutes has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalize sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages.
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“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.
We are appalled that at a time when unemployment benefit cuts and sanctions, lowering wages, increased homelessness, and debt are forcing more women, particularly mothers, into prostitution, the best that MPs can come up with is to increase criminalisation. These proposals will further divert police time and resources from investigating rape, trafficking and other violent crimes to policing consenting sex.”
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 →
by Frankie Mullin A tweet from journalist Julie Bindel about the “pimp lobby” (Background picture by ceridwen via) Across the globe, a dangerous, elusive group is gathering force. People call them the Pimp Lobby. The lobby refuses to show its true face, … Continue reading →
politics.co.uk Criminalising clients just makes sex work more dangerous Morning Star Sex workers lobby against client criminalisation bill Daily Echo Bill to criminalise sex workers defeated by the campaign run by Hampshire Women’s Institute
Please comment on the article below here. Listen to sex workers – we can explain what decriminalisation would mean If progress is to be made now an amendment to the modern slavery bill has been defeated, MPs must invite us into … Continue reading →
Opinion: Why Liberal Democrats must oppose any criminalisation of sex workers By Sarah Noble | Mon 3rd November 2014 Tuesday, Parliament will debate the Report Stage of the Modern Slavery Bill, and in particular, an amendments that would criminalise the purchase of … Continue reading →
VICTORY – CRIMINALISATION OF CLIENTS DEFEATED We won! Our collective mobilisation defeated the amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill put forward by Fiona Mactaggart MP which would have criminalised clients. It dropped without even going to a vote. Another amendment put forward … Continue reading →
English Collective of Prostitutes International Comittee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe UK Network of Sex Worker Projects Scottish Prostitute Education Project Sex Worker Open University Central London Action on Sexual Health Women Against Rape Hodge Jones and … Continue reading →
Dear Friends,This is a briefing (below) we have prepared against a clause to the Modern Slavery Bill which aims to criminalise sex workers’ clients.Please send your objections (model letter below) to the clause as soon as possible. It will be discussed next … Continue reading →
Pushing prostitution further underground will not abolish it nor help sex workers, It will endanger sex workers’ lives and livelihoods. Consenting sex is not a crime. Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution; it will push it further underground, making it … Continue reading →
From Aisling Gallagher: The bill that could impose the Nordic model on sex workers working in Northern Ireland is going to be voted on sometime in the next 48 hours. LIST OF MLAS here – PLEASE GET TWEETING/EMAILING. Please email and tweet Sinn Fein … Continue reading →