Independent: Sex worker threatened with prosecution and deportation after reporting attack

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Sex worker threatened with prosecution and deportation after telling police how she was robbed at knifepoint Campaigners warn threats from police and Home Office against sex workers who report crimes make women reluctant to report violence committed against them May Bulman Sunday 13 August … Continue reading

Politics.co.uk: Sex worker robbed at knifepoint faces deportation after contacting police

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By Natalie Bloomer Friday, 11 August 2017 12:23 PM “Campaigners for sex workers’ rights say that by focusing on the prosecution and deportation of the worker rather than the attack against her, police were discouraging other women from coming to … Continue reading

Guardian: Police accused of threatening sex workers rather than pursuing brothel thieves

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Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent Thursday 3 August 2017 10.09 BST Labour frontbencher Keir Starmer concerned about priorities of Met police after spate of robberies of premises used for sex work in London Keir Starmer has sent a letter to Scotland … Continue reading

Action Alert: Stop deportations of EEA sex workers

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Rights sheet vs deportation of migrant sex workers launched for #1DayWithoutUs. Please forward to your networks. Stop deportations of EEA sex workers. Police have stepped up threats against sex workers who are from EEA countries and, unless we protest, the … Continue reading

Statement: Police and UK Border Agency actions targeting migrant sex workers

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We are writing to express our serious concerns about a number of joint UK Border Agency and police operations targeting migrant sex workers which took place during the week commencing 17th October, the week during which Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October … Continue reading

Vice: Are the Soho Brothel Raids Really About Saving Sex Workers?

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Last week, six massage parlours were stormed by police looking for “victims” so they could “take them to safety”. Often, this meant arresting women and putting them in detention centres. Frankie Mullin Oct 27 2016, 12:05am   Two of the … Continue reading

Huck Magazine: We don’t need saving – London sex workers demand an end to racist police raids

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  No bad women, just bad laws Women from the English Collective of Prostitutes and the Sex Workers Open University protest police attitudes to migrants sex workers. Sex workers don’t need a hero, they say, but to be treated like … Continue reading

Independent: Police harassment, blackmail and deportation – What life is like for sex workers

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Police harassment, blackmail and deportation: What life is like for sex workers As the UK looks poised to decriminalise sex work, Siobhan Fenton meets the English Collective Prostitutes to discuss what life is like for sex workers under the current prostitution … Continue reading

Broadly: Why more and more young women are getting arrested for prostitution

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SEX WORK by Harriet Agerholm JUL 15 2016 12:55 PM PHOTO BY MICHELA RAVASIO VIA STOCKSY London has seen a 191 percent increase in the number of 18 to 25-year-old women arrested for prostitution, according to exclusive police figures obtained … Continue reading