BBC Local: Suffolk murders – decriminalisation for prostitution?

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The Suffolk Murders of 2006 have yet again highlighted the problem of how to deal with ‘the oldest profession’. The government’s Criminal Justice & Immigration Bill is again reviewing the law on prostitution, but some say it doesn’t go far … Continue reading

Statement: Million Women Rise speaker on sex workers’ safety censored

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At the Million Women Rise march against violence on Saturday 8 March, a woman who was going to speak about sex workers’ safety was dropped from the platform at the last minute. Teresa MacKay from Ipswich Trades Council had been … Continue reading

Guardian: Letter on why society is still failing prostitutes

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Government feminists and Christian fundamentalists have joined forces claiming that prostitution is violence. They rightly say that attacks against prostitute women are common and that it’s only when five are murdered in one place that it starts to provoke debate. … Continue reading

Statement: After Ipswich – campaign for press & broadcasting freedom

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The tragic murders of five young women in Ipswich in December last year led to an unprecedented outpouring of public concern and showed that the government, police and media are way behind where the public is at. The media was … Continue reading

Independent: Letters – ASBOS will push sex workers into danger

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Joan Smith acknowledges that “women are driven into prostitution by poverty”, but doesn’t address benefit cuts, low wages, debt, lack of affordable housing, and addiction to expensive drugs. Instead, she targets clients (“Prostitutes are victims not criminals”, 13 April). She … Continue reading

Press Release: Safety First Coalition appalled at Ipswich policy proposals

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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

Police Oracle: Debate on prostitute killings

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A conference looking at ways to protect prostitutes is to be addressed by a vicar from Ipswich, scene of last year’s serial prostitute killings. The Rape, Race and Prostitution Conference, in London, will examine how women could be better protected … Continue reading

Press Release: Ipswich, when prostitute women are not safe, no woman is safe

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When prostitute women are not safe, no woman is safe Gemma Adams and a woman the police believe to be Tania Nicol, have now both been found tragically murdered in Ipswich.  We pass our deepest condolences to their loved ones.  … Continue reading

BBC News: Ipswich murder probe amnesty call

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A sex workers’ support group has called for an amnesty for prostitutes and clients after three women were found dead and two reported missing. The naked bodies of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol and a third woman were found near Ipswich … Continue reading

Daily Mail: Prostitutes urge an amnesty with police amid serial killer fears

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Prostitutes urge an amnesty with police amid serial killer fears Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes has asked for a temporary amnesty with the police to allow workers and their clients to come forward Vice girls fearing they … Continue reading