In 1995, two women brought the first successful private prosecution for rape in England and Wales with the support of the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) and Women Against Rape (WAR). Both women had independently reported being attacked in what … Continue reading
Tribune Magazine review here.
A new play by Lesley Delmenico, to be presented in London, is based on the transcript of a 1995 trial of a man accused of raping two prostitutes Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape, director Lesley Delmenico and Niki Adams … Continue reading
Pursuing Justice: sex workers take their rapist to court Playwright Professor Lesley Delmenico and Lisa Longstaff of Crossroads Women’s Centre 04 June, 2015 by DAN CARRIER Camden New Journal WHEN two sex workers were raped at knifepoint by the same man … Continue reading
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By Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes Protesters outside Sheila Farmer’s court case, January 2012 For years sex workers, burdened by stigma and discrimination, found it hard to speak and organise in our own name. This has started to change and … Continue reading
Letters The Guardian, Monday 11 March 2013 20.59 GMT In Somalia, Lul Ali Osman Barake was sentenced to a year in jail after reporting rape by a gang of men in military fatigues. She described being raped twice, first by the … Continue reading
Rape survivors demand protection and justice, not ‘summary justice’! By English Collective of Prostitutes and Legal Action for Women The exclusion zone imposed on a suspected rapist of prostitute women in Birmingham is a striking example of the summary justice promoted by … Continue reading
A malicious prosecution with a happy ending. On Thursday 29 April 2010, in Luton Crown Court, Claire Finch was found NOT GUILTY of a criminal charge of keeping a brothel. The jury, in line with public opinion, refused to criminalise Ms Finch … Continue reading
Policing & Crime Bill: Prostitution proposals detrimental to safety As measures on prostitution in the Policing and Crime Bill are discussed this week, we respectfully ask Members of the House of Lords to consider our arguments on women’s safety and … Continue reading
Introduction and methodology In May 2009, the English Collective of Prostitutes and Women Against Rape conducted a survey of women working in the sex industry. We distributed a total of 125 questionnaires, mainly by women enthusiastically passing them onto friends and workmates, … Continue reading