Successful private prosecution of serial rapist – R v Davies

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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

Camden New Journal: Pursuing Justice sex workers take their rapist to court

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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

ECP against the criminalisation of clients

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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

Statement: Rape survivors demand protection and justice, not ‘summary justice’!

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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

Press Release: Victory for Claire Finch, victory for sex workers safety!

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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

Women Against Rape statement against Policing and Crime Bill

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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

Results of ECP survey of women working in the sex industry

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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