Sex workers oppose Northern Ireland Bill and End Demand campaign to criminalise clients

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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

Help stop criminalisation of sex work in Northern Ireland.

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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

Objections from the ECP to the methodology & content of the report from the APPG 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

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

Today, 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

Protest criminalisation & police raids vs sex workers TOMORROW 11am

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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

Good article in Irish Times re criminalising clients

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Sex workers’ reality is no toy for religious or other moralising Fionola Meredith Irish Times 28th December 2013 Feminists and religious fundamentalists shouldn’t mix. If they do find common cause, it’s often a sign that one-dimensional moral or ideological fanaticism – … Continue reading

Nous opposons la proposition française de pénaliser la prostitution

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L’Assemblée nationale française discute présentement la pénalisation des clients des travailleuses et des travailleurs du sexe et votera sur la proposition de loi demain.  Celle-ci est fondée sur le ” modèle suédois ” et prétend dépénaliser les femmes tout en … Continue reading

We oppose French proposals to criminalise prostitution

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The French parliament has been discussing the criminalisation of sex workers’ clients and will be voting on it tomorrow.  The proposals are based on the ‘Swedish model’, and claim to decriminalise the women while criminalising the men. The English Collective … Continue reading