Independent: Sex workers harassed, assaulted and illegally targeted for deportations amid culture of xenophobia after Brexit

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Exclusive: ‘For migrant workers, everything is compounded – the sexism, the criminalisation and the racism and then the hostile immigration environment’ Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Sex workers in the UK are being illegally targeted for deportations and subjected to harassment and attacks because of … Continue reading

Press Release: Sex workers document Brexit-inspired discrimination that is depriving them of the right to remain in the UK

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A sex worker collective has compiled a dossier of cases that it has fought over the last few years showing how Brexit is affecting migrant sex workers from the EU. The English Collective of Prostitutes’ dossier, Sex workers are getting screwed … Continue reading

ECP submission to CEDAW on the General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women and Girls

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Brief introduction and background The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) is a self-help organisation of sex workers, migrants and non-migrant, working both on the street and in premises, with a national network throughout the UK. Since 1975, we have campaigned … Continue reading

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