Guardian: Sex work should not be a crime

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The Guardian, 07/04/2010. Recent legislation is further criminalising prostitutes but doing nothing about the reasons why they choose this work Sex worker in Soho, London. New legislation is further criminalising sex work. Photograph: Dan Chung The Policing and Crime Act … Continue reading

Action Alert: Demonstration against the Policing and Crime Bill

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SEX WORKERS NEED SAFETY AND RIGHTS, NOT CRIMINALISATION Demonstration Against the Policing and Crime Bill 12-2pm, Tuesday 3 November, Parliament Square Bring placards and red umbrellas and join the demonstration to demand: an end to the criminalisation of sex work safety … Continue reading

Women Against Rape statement against Policing and Crime Bill

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Policing & Crime Bill: Prostitution proposals detrimental to safety As measures on prostitution in the Policing and Crime Bill are discussed this week, we respectfully ask Members of the House of Lords to consider our arguments on women’s safety and … Continue reading

Statement: Impact of the Policing and Crime Bill on the health and safety of sex workers

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As individuals and organisations concerned with health and safety, we believe that legislation on prostitution should be judged first of all by whether it helps sex workers, especially women and their families.  We don’t think the Policing and Crime Bill … Continue reading

Briefing: Policing and Crime Bill

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By the English Collective of Prostitutes  Co-ordinators of the SAFETY FIRST COALITION House of Lords, second reading Wednesday 3 June. Using flawed trafficking statistics as justification, the measures target anyone involved in prostitution whether or not there is force or coercion.  … Continue reading