Letter: Police “welfare” visits are for intelligence gathering, sex workers claim

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November 2016. Dear Editor, We write to support the concerns raised by SCOT-PEP that police “SHAW (Support, Health and Wellbeing) visits” to sex workers’ homes or places of work may be used to gather intelligence to bring prosecutions for criminal … Continue reading

Vice: Are the Soho Brothel Raids Really About Saving Sex Workers?

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Last week, six massage parlours were stormed by police looking for “victims” so they could “take them to safety”. Often, this meant arresting women and putting them in detention centres. Frankie Mullin Oct 27 2016, 12:05am   Two of the … Continue reading

Huck Magazine: We don’t need saving – London sex workers demand an end to racist police raids

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  No bad women, just bad laws Women from the English Collective of Prostitutes and the Sex Workers Open University protest police attitudes to migrants sex workers. Sex workers don’t need a hero, they say, but to be treated like … Continue reading

Action Alert: Template letter to the Home Secretary to protest raids

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privateoffice.external@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Dear Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary, I am writing to protest the raids and arrests of sex workers in Chinatown and Soho on the night of Thursday 20th October. The English Collective of Prostitutes has reported that 12 people were taken … Continue reading

West End Extra: Soho sex workers protest over reporting guide for journalists,

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Prostitution ‘lies’: Soho sex workers protest over reporting guide for journalists The scene in Smith Square during Wednesday’s protest Published: 6 February, 2015 SOHO sex workers angrily protested against a “biased and inaccurate” guide to reporting for journalists on Wednesday. … Continue reading