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

France – Banning prostitution in France will ‘endanger lives’

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LATEST UPDATE: 08/12/2011 - FRANCE - PARIS - PROSTITUTION - UMP A controversial move by French lawmakers to prohibit prostitution by targeting those who pay for sex will put the lives of prostitutes in danger, organizations representing sex workers told FRANCE 24 this week. By Olivia Salazar-Winspear (video) Ben MCPARTLAND (text) … Continue reading

Selma James comments on the statement by French men — Hands off my Whore.

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Prosititutes need better allies than French men focused on their own sexual freedoms – but too often, feminists only make their lives harder Selma James Friday 1 November 2013 17.47 The 343 French intellectual men who signed a statement – “Hands off my … Continue reading