Dear friends & supporters, The government has reopened its Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) consultation. Please submit your views and experiences here. Deadline 26 March. In our previous Action Alert we outlined the dangers of prostitution and pornography being listed as a form of violence against women on an equal par with rape, domestic […]
Dear friends, The Home Office is doing a consultation on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey we did with National Ugly Mugs and Umbrella Lane to gather sex workers’ experience of violence to feed into the Home Office consultation. Our survey has now closed BUT… if […]
Diana Johnson’s Sexual Exploitation Bill comes back to parliament on 5 February. Its main provisions aim to “criminalise paying for sex” and target online sites where sex workers advertise. Criminalisation of clients undermines sex workers safety. The Bill includes provisions to decriminalise sex workers and provide services. We comment below on why these two measures, […]
Dear friends, The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on ‘challenging men’s demand for prostitution’. Outrageously, they have presented this as part of its Equally Safe strategy. Please see the below tools from our colleagues at Scot-Pep who are encouraging as many organisations and individuals as possible to respond to the survey. Their helpful guidance highlights the dangers of […]
08/01 UPDATE: VICTORY! Charges withdrawn against both women! More info to follow shortly…————————-Two women arrested for working together for safety are being charged as tenants with “permitting premises to be used for prostitution”. Two women (Ms O and Ms R) are due to appear at North Surrey Magistrates Court on 8 January 2020 charged with “a tenant […]
Action Alert: Please fill out Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee survey. Deadline 22 October.
The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into prostitution. The survey can be filled out online here.The answers to the questions must be in a word document and must be completed by the 22nd October. Please send a copy of your answers to the ECP at firstname.lastname@example.orgNote that the Committee is not accepting […]
Dear Friends,The Labour Party is inviting people to submit proposals to the National Policy Forum which they say will shape policy.We have submitted a proposal for the decriminalisation of sex work to be included in the Labour Party manifesto.We also demand the reversal of austerity cuts which have increased destitution and consequently prostitution.If you are […]