Canada’s Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws

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Canada’s Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws.   UK sex workers hail ruling ‘a victory for decriminalisation everywhere’. We have just heard that the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down the prostitution laws because they make it “dangerous” for … Continue reading

Why We Are Campaigning to Abolish the Prostitution Laws.

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  Abolition would: End the criminalization of prostitute women – we are being punished for refusing poverty and/or financial dependence on individual men. Black and other low-income women who, because of racism and other discrimination have fewer financial alternatives, bear … Continue reading

Call for change in law to protect prostitutes from violent crime

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The Guardian, 16/01/2012. Brothel attacks prompt debate whether police priority should be prosecuting sex workers or catching dangerous criminals A series of gang attacks on brothels in east London has triggered calls for changes to the prostitution laws after victims who … Continue reading

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

Recommendations for change in law and policy

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By the English Collective of Prostitutes which co-ordinates the Safety First Coalition In 2003, New Zealand decriminalized prostitution stating that “while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use” it aimed “to create a framework that: (a) safeguards the human rights … Continue reading

New Zealand marks five years of successful decriminalisation of prostitution.

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PRESS RELEASE From SAFETY FIRST – A coalition to decriminalise sex work and prioritise safety. Tel: 07811 964 171 www.prostitutescollective.net Wednesday 25 June 2008: New Zealand marks five years of successful decriminalisation of prostitution. On the fifth anniversary of the introduction of … Continue reading

Policies which contributed to the tragic murders of five young women in Ipswich are being reintroduced

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Press release from the Safety First Coalition Contact: Cari Mitchell 020 7482 2496          07811 964 171       Policies which contributed to the tragic murders of five young women in Ipswich are being reintroduced The Safety First coalition is … Continue reading

British prostitutes want their work decriminalised, Reuters

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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