Statement: We don’t want legalised brothels

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Denis Hof, Nevada Bunny Ranch owner, proposes a temporary licence to run a brothel during the Olympics. Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes, comments: “Sex workers don’t need or want licensed or legalised brothels so that bosses have more opportunities … Continue reading

Statement: Decriminalisation of prostitution v legalisation

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Since it was founded in 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 — no woman, child … Continue reading

Reuters: British prostitutes want their work decriminalised

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British sex workers, facing the biggest shake-up of their profession for nearly 50 years, urged the government on Friday to decriminalise prostitution. Citing the example of New Zealand , which decriminalised the world’s oldest profession last year, they said the move would … Continue reading

Statement: Legalised brothels exploit prostitutes

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The calls for legalised brothels reflect increasing public concern with prostitute women’s safety and civil rights. It may also reflect the Government’s drive to cut the unemployment figures. Legalised brothels usually go hand-in-hand with police crackdowns against street workers – … Continue reading