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EU Migrant Sex Work in the UK Post-Referendum

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Newly published research by Dr Laura Connelly (University of Salford) and the English Collective of Prostitutes finds violence, xenophobia and threats of deportation against migrant sex workers from the European Union have risen since the EU Referendum.

We encourage you to write to your local MP to request that they take urgent action to improve the rights and safety of migrant sex workers in the UK. Please feel free to use and/or amend the template letter, which we have developed based around the five key recommendations we make in this report.

In short, these recommendations are: Decriminalise sex work,  Grant automatic Settled Status to all EU citizens in the UK; Expunge historical convictions for all sex workers; Improve financial assistance for migrants in the UK; End the hostile environment.

Please also see here for information about the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants campaign to lift the EU Settlement Scheme deadline of 30 June and grant automatic settled status to all EU citizens and non-EU family members.