Article: No Client Criminalisation

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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

Grassroots attitudes obstruct search for justice

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Sandra Laville, crime correspondent The Guardian, Saturday 14 March 2009 It is 27 years since the documentary A Complaint of Rape caused an outcry and forced a sea change in the way police forces treat allegations of rape and sexual assault. The groundbreaking … Continue reading

Public Meeting – Rape and Prostitution: A Question of Consent

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Rape and Prostitution – A Question of Consent Tuesday 3 February 6pm Committee Room 6 House of Commons While government feminists and religious fundamentalists equate prostitution with rape and claim most sex workers have been trafficked, rapists continue to get … Continue reading

Rape victim refused compensation because of prostitution, wins her appeal (Press Release 18 March 1996)

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PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS  On 12 March 1996 a woman from Bristol who was violently attacked, raped and robbed won £4,000 compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB.) The CICB had initially … Continue reading

Rapist jailed after prostitutes bring private prosecution (The Independent 20 September 1995)

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Heather Mills Home Affairs Correspondent Independent Wednesday, 20 September 1995 Two women who brought the first private prosecution for rape and indecent assault after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped their cases saw their attacker jailed for 14 years yesterday. Coming the … Continue reading

Private case brings rapist to justice (The Guardian 18 May 1995)

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THE GUARDIAN, Thursday May 18 1995 Sally Weale Private case brings rapist to justice Prostitutes succeed with prosecution after CPS refuses to pursue attacker for lack of evidence TWO prostitutes made legal history yesterday when a man who attacked them … Continue reading