Decriminalisation would: 1. Increase safety. Police crackdowns break up safety networks. Raids, arrests and prosecutions make it harder for sex workers to collectively assert their rights to better working conditions. Street workers are forced into isolated areas and are at … Continue reading
July 1, 2016 Nadia Khomami Home affairs select committee wants law changed so sex workers are allowed to share premises while urging crackdown on those who exploit sex workers A march organised by the English Collective of Prostitutes to protest … Continue reading
July 1, 2016 By Frankie Mullin ‘Sarah’, a sex worker in Leeds, which is home to the UK’s first ‘legal’ red light district. (Photo: Darren O’Brien) At midnight last night, sex workers waited, fingers crossed, breath held, as the Home … Continue reading
Decriminalisation of sex workers recommended by Home Affairs Select Committee 1 July 2016 The English Collective of Prostitutes welcomes the report from the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) which recommends a change in the law “so that soliciting [a charge used … Continue reading
Comment: Want to know how to make sex work safe? Ask sex workers Decriminalisation would make sex workers safer Tuesday, 24 November 2015 8:28 AM By Niki Adams When sex workers from nine different countries get together, there’s always going … Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS RELEASE . . . PRESS RELEASE . . . Sex workers from ten countries give evidence in Parliament on decriminalisation For the first time sex workers from Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, … Continue reading
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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 Sam Dimmer ‘It’s not rocket science – it’s just consensual sex between adults’ Prostitution. (Library picture) As police in Coventry continue their seemingly never-ending battle with sex workers and their clients in the city’s red light district campaign groups are calling for … Continue reading
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
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