Dear friends,Thousands of people responded to a call to action this week and lobbied their MP to speak against proposals to ban sex workers advertising online. Thanks to everyone who wrote.We write now to ask for your help with another urgent action. The government has commissioned research on prostitution and it would be great if […]
Action Alert: Women’s Resource Centre draft shadow report to CEDAW includes recommendations to criminalise clients
UPDATE: Good news, WRC took out the criminalisation of clients from the CEDAW shadow report but new wording is still problematic: “We recommend that the government recognise prostitution as a form of violence against women and girls, rather than legitimising the purchase of access to women’s bodies as a form of commerce.” Please respond with your […]
Action Alert: Tell Brighton & Hove City Council to stop promoting police crackdowns against sex workers
UPDATE: Survey deadline has been extended to Thursday 31 May. If you live, work or travel to Brighton & Hove, please urgently respond to this action alert and share with your networks.: Note: Many of the consultation survey questions are multiple choice, but please raise the points below where possible. Information not submitted through this format […]
Action Alert: please protest Redbridge Council’s proposal for £100 fines against people involved in prostitution.
Dear Friends,Redbridge Council have launched a consultation on a proposed policy to extend Public Spaces Protection Orders to the whole borough. This would give them the power to fine people £100 for prostitution related activities and ban people from areas during particular times of the days using civil injunctions.Please protest by filling in the consultation […]
Action Alert: All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Prostitution launches inquiry on ‘pop-up’ brothels.
Dear Friends,The APPG on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade has launched an inquiry into the increase of “pop-up” brothels – short terms lets in which people sell sex.The APPG states that the investigation has been prompted by “growing reports of organised crime groups establishing ‘pop-up’ brothels to sexually exploit women”, yet provides no evidence […]
See open letter here: Demand police prioritise the protection of sex workers over the prosecution for prostitution offences.BACKGROUND INFORMATION On 24 June, Maria Benito [not her real name] called the police after being robbed at knifepoint by five men while working with other women in a flat in Enfield.When officers attended the incident, Ms Benito […]
Action Alert: Demand police prioritise the protection of sex workers over the prosecution for prostitution offences
We write to protest the police treatment of a victim of armed robbery who was working as a sex worker when she was attacked. (Crime ref: 5214132/17).Ms Maria Benito [not her real name] was working in a flat in Enfield when five men broke in with knives and robbed her and other women. As soon […]
UPDATE 25.07.17: GUILTY OF TRYING TO SAVE A LIFE. Ms Norman was found guilty today of assisting in the management of a brothel. She was given a conditional discharge and has to pay towards court costs. A criminal record wrecks havoc with someone’s life – affecting everything from travel to housing to insurance cover. We […]