ECP against the criminalisation of clients

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By Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes Protesters outside Sheila Farmer’s court case, January 2012     For years sex workers, burdened by stigma and discrimination, found it hard to speak and organise in our own name. This has started to change and … Continue reading

New Statesman: Sex worker rights & the election

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In the lead-up to the general election, we have the chance to move the debate forwards, towards the full decriminalisation of sex work. BY MARGARET CORVID PUBLISHED 2 DECEMBER, 2014 – 16:5 New Statesman  The Houses of Parliament. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images When … Continue reading

Guardian: Listen to sex workers – we can explain what decriminalisation would mean

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Please comment on the article below here.  Listen to sex workers – we can explain what decriminalisation would mean If progress is to be made now an amendment to the modern slavery bill has been defeated, MPs must invite us into … Continue reading

Liberal Democrats support decriminalisation

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Opinion: Why Liberal Democrats must oppose any criminalisation of sex workers By Sarah Noble | Mon 3rd November 2014 Tuesday, Parliament will debate the Report Stage of the Modern Slavery Bill, and in particular, an amendments that would criminalise the purchase of … Continue reading

Daily Echo: Bill to criminalise sex workers defeated

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Bill to criminalise sex workers defeated by the WI 12:47pm Wednesday 5th November 2014 By Sian Davies PLANS that were feared could have led to the further criminalisation of prostitutes have been defeated thanks to a long running campaign spearheaded by … Continue reading

Press Release: Amendment to criminalise clients defeated

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VICTORY – CRIMINALISATION OF CLIENTS DEFEATED See previous action alert and briefing here We won! Our collective mobilisation defeated the amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill put forward by Fiona Mactaggart MP which would have criminalised clients. It dropped without even going … Continue reading

Statements: Opposing amendment to criminalise clients

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English Collective of Prostitutes International Comittee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe UK Network of Sex Worker Projects Scottish Prostitute Education Project Sex Worker Open University Central London Action on Sexual Health Women Against Rape Hodge Jones and … Continue reading

Action Alert: Stop MPs criminalising clients

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Dear Friends,This is a briefing (below) we have prepared against a clause to the Modern Slavery Bill which aims to criminalise sex workers’ clients.Please send your objections (model letter below) to the clause as soon as possible. It will be discussed next … Continue reading