Since 1975, the International Prostitutes Collective 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.
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 →
New Statesman, 15/01/2012. Police crackdowns on brothel-keeping mean that sex workers are unwilling to report intimidation and violence. The trial of Sheila Farmer, an escort with a malignant brain tumor and diabetes charged with brothel-keeping, collapsed on 4 January after the … Continue reading →
Sabotage Times, 11/01/2012. All Sheila Farmer was trying to do was guarantee the safety of her and fellow consensual sex workers from violence, rape and robbery, that she was prosecuted is a national disgrace… It was January 3rd, 2012. Stepping … Continue reading →
The Guardian, 06/01/2012. The government claims it needs to make cuts but squanders huge amounts of money prosecuting women like me. This week charges of brothel-keeping against me were dropped. It’s enough for two prostitutes to live or work together for … Continue reading →
The English Collective of Prostitutes, 05/01/2012. Sheila Farmer, a sex worker who worked with other women from premises for safety had charges of brothel-keeping dismissed today in Croydon Crown Court. She worked with other women since being viciously raped and … Continue reading →
Ms Sheila Farmer is facing a trial on 3 January 2012 at Croydon Crown Court. Please can you urgently write to the addresses below. Ms Sheila Farmer has been a diabetic since childhood and is seriously ill with a malignant … Continue reading →
Dear friends, We have asked you to write before in support of Sheila Farmer demanding that her prosecution for brothel-keeping be dropped. We ask now if you can please write again. Ms Farmer’s case has been widely publicised: despite her … Continue reading →