Film: 17 Dec – Decriminalisation in New Zealand

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Monday, 17 December 2012, 7pm Film: Decriminalisation of Sex Work in New Zealand New Zealand decriminalised prostitution in 2003. This 30 minute film documents how the law was won and its impact as told by sex workers and activists working with the NZ … Continue reading

SEX workers call on NSW government to persevere decriminalisation of sex work

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NSW sex work laws an example to the world November 02, 2012 10:43AM SEX workers from around the world have called on the NSW government to persevere with the state’s pioneering decriminalisation of sex work. Experts from 11 countries have converged … Continue reading

The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) turns 25

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Friday, 26 October 2012, 11:48 am New Zealand Prostitutes Collective turns 25 The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) turns 25 this year. NZPC is holding an event to launch this at their National Office based in Wellington on Tuesday 6 … Continue reading

Evidence from different countries

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New Zealand In 2003, the New Zealand Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) decriminalised prostitution of persons over 18 on grounds of “sex workers’ human rights, protection from exploitation and promotion of occupational health and safety“.  The June 2008 PRA statutory five year review concluded that: “The … Continue reading

New Zealand sex worker rights demands made in London

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The London Daily News, 24/12/2011. With record numbers of women in London turning to sex work to provide an income the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) has launched a new campaign to decriminalise prostitution for “safety’s sake”. At an event … Continue reading

Event: Decriminalise prostitution for safety’s sake!

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Monday 19 December, 6pm KEY SPEAKER: TIM BARNETT New Zealand MP who introduced decriminalisation He is in London only for one day. Don’t miss him! Tent City University, Occupy London Stock Exchange, St Paul’s, EC4M 8AD Tim Barnett sponsored the 2003 Prostitution Reform Act … Continue reading

Should prostitution be legalised?

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Daily Express, 05/11/2011. THERE are few clues as to what happens inside Stil­etto, billed euphemistically as “the world’s finest short-stay boutique hotel”. It looks like any upmarket retreat but is the latest, most ­stylish flagship for the legalised sex industry … Continue reading

English Collective of Prostitutes welcomes ACPO’s call for decriminalisation

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It is a tragedy that it has taken the murders of countless sex workers, including five young women in Ipswich and three women in Bradford in the last few years, for the police to suggest that the prostitution laws are … Continue reading

Decriminalisation of prostitution v legalisation

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Since it was founded in 1975, the English Collective of Prostitutes has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalize sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages — no woman, child … Continue reading