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

Why prostitutes are living in a “climate of fear”

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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

Sheila Farmer And The Brothel That Never Was

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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

Life is hard enough for prostitutes without our work being criminalised

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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

Press Release: Prosecution dropped against sex worker for lack of evidence

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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