Channel 4 News: ECP & Melissa Gira Grant on sex workers’ safety & against criminalisation

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See video here. TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014 UK Prostitution: should the laws be reformed? As sex workers from across Europe gather at the House of Commons to argue against proposals to criminalise their clients, Channel 4 News asks one woman what effect … 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

Selling sex should be decriminalised but buying it should be illegal, say MPs

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Current laws prioritise ‘gratification of punters at expense of often vulnerable women and girls’, MP says Alexandra Topping theguardian.com, Monday 3 March 2014 16.44 Sex workers and their supporters participate in a demonstration in the Soho district of London on in October … 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

Comeback: Why the Nordic Model harms women – Feminist Times

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The English Collective of Prostitutes: Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution, nor will it stop the criminalisation of women.  But it will make it more dangerous and stigmatising for sex workers. Faced with no benefits, or only the lowest-waged jobs, many … Continue reading

PROSTITUTION: WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

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Niki Adams cautions against ‘the Swedish Model’ and raises concerns about the role of the religiously-motivated, State-funded Irish pressure group ‘Ruhama’. Olaf Tyaransen, 27 Feb 2014 “To the moralist, prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the … Continue reading

Vicar says Soho community feels police ‘were not honest’ about brothel raids operation

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Members of the English Collective of Prostitutes were joined by Soho residents on Wednesday in a noon protest against the raids. They also collected signatures in opposition to a move in the European Parliament to criminalise sex workers’ clients. Below, … Continue reading