West End Extra: Protest calling for decriminalisation of sex workers ‘shuts down Soho’

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Demands for legislative changes to ‘make all women safe’ 20 March, 2019 — By Tom Foot WOMEN sex workers shut down Leicester Square in a protest calling for full decriminalisation. The strike on Friday night was part of the International Women’s Day … Continue reading

Novara Media: Sidelined No Longer, Sex Workers Led the Women’s Strike

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by Sophie Hemery Carried from the Bank of England to London’s Piccadilly Circus by drizzle, pop music and smoke grenades, 2019’s Women’s Strike march culminated in a performance by strippers demanding the full decriminalisation of sex work. Thousands of people danced … Continue reading

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