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

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

West End Extra: ‘Soho Hobo’ video shoot protests raids

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Scenes on Sunday at the filming of Tim Arnold’s single The Piccadilly Trot Published: 4 April, 2014 by ALINA POLIANSKAYA SEX workers joined Soho’s artisan community in a day of protest against police brothel raids as they took to the streets … Continue reading