This action has now ended but thousands of sex workers and supporters in our network wrote to their MP to demand emergency payments for sex workers during the pandemic. ——— Dear Friends Please demand that your MP raise the situation of sex workers, many of whom have been made destitute and homeless by this crisis. […]
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 Charges withdrawn against both women!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 email@example.comNote 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 […]
Action Alert: Please protest repeated police raids and harassment against women working together safely and independently
UPDATEMany thanks to all who wrote to protest these raids. As a result, a senior policeman has agreed to meet the women and we hope that will help ensure that the flat isn’t raided again or closed down. Please hold any more of your protest letters for the moment. We’ll get back with more news […]
Action Alert: Urgent legal help needed for migrant sex worker unjustly in detention facing deportation
UPDATE: Thanks to all who responded. We found a lawyer who is applying for legal aid. We want to challenge Home Office who say they are “protecting the public and combating the effects of persistent offending” by deporting her.We are the English Collective of Prostitutes, a network of sex workers working both on the streets and […]
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 […]
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 […]