Channel 4 News: ECP & Melissa Gira Grant on sex workers’ safety & against criminalisation

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See video here. TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014 UK Prostitution: should the laws be reformed? As sex workers from across Europe gather at the House of Commons to argue against proposals to criminalise their clients, Channel 4 News asks one woman what effect … Continue reading

Vicar says Soho community feels police ‘were not honest’ about brothel raids operation

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Members of the English Collective of Prostitutes were joined by Soho residents on Wednesday in a noon protest against the raids. They also collected signatures in opposition to a move in the European Parliament to criminalise sex workers’ clients. Below, … Continue reading

Judge overturns decision to shut down BROTHEL after prostitutes prove they were not being forced to work there

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Two flats raided in London’s Red Light district last December by 200 police Officers believed sex workers were being illegally controlled for gain However, judge has quashed closure on two flats in Brewer Street, Soho Said there was no evidence … Continue reading

Closure of Soho brothels raises risks for women, says local priest

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Police operation condemned with claims that it will ‘push sex workers back on to the streets’ Mark Townsend The Observer, Sunday 23 February 2014 Jump to comments (189) A parish priest in Soho’s red-light district in London has claimed that the behaviour of police during raids on local … Continue reading

Victory — closure order on sex workers’ Soho flat defeated; the flat re-opens!

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Your support helped win this victory – thank you. Victory — closure order on sex workers’ Soho flat defeated; the flat re-opens!   Two sex workers’ flats in Soho, central London were yesterday re-opened by a judge at Isleworth Crown … Continue reading

Sex workers go to court to fight ‘draconian’ closure of ‘walk-up flat’ in Soho

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Sex workers go to court to fight ‘draconian’ closure of ‘walk-up flat’ in Soho Published: 14 February, 2014 by WILLIAM McLENNAN West End Extra SEX workers will be forced on to the street if a “draconian” ruling that shut down their flat … Continue reading

ACTION ALERT STOP ATTACKS, ARRESTS & EVICTIONS AGAINST SEX WORKERS

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Cllr Nickie Aiken email corrected. Violence against sex workers is increasing.  Tragically, two sex workers have been murdered in London in the past three months.  At the same time, the police have stepped up raids, arrests and closures of premises … Continue reading

ECP quoted: East end boys and west end boys: does gentrification lead to homophobia?

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RICKY POWER SAYEED 28 January 2014 Three men recently attacked my date and I in London’s gay village Soho. They threw coins and shouted “faggot”. I think gentrification partly prompted their resentment. The LGBT rainbow flag hangs over Soho’s Old Compton … Continue reading