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

Vice: London’s Romanian sex workers are worried that Brexit would screw them

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June 9, 2016 By Margaret Corvid From the column ‘Europe: The Final Countdown’ Sex workers’ rights marching in Soho in 2014 (Photo by Jake Lewis) Against the backdrop of the EU referendum campaign, London-based Romanian women sex workers are using … Continue reading

Guardian: Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy

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May 1, 2016 Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy Women targeted by Operation Nexus, which aims to deport foreign offenders, say they are legitimately self-employed Although freedom of movement is guaranteed within the EU, the right to stay after … Continue reading

Politics.co.uk: Sex workers’ rights are not up for debate

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Comment: Sex workers rights are not up for debate Sex work: The feminist criticism of the industry has sparked an aggressive debate Sunday, 24 May 2015 7:55 AM 3 By Pandora Blake and Niki Adams Last week the New Statesman organised … Continue reading