The English Collective of Prostitutes is holding an evidence gathering symposium on decriminalisation of sex work in the House of Commons on November 3rd. We have found that the most effective way of informing MPs about events and encouraging them to come is for their constituents to invite them. Can you please invite your MP?
This symposium comes at the request of MP’s for well-referenced, easily accessible information on prostitution. It is crucial that MP’s attend to hear the evidence first-hand from academics and other experts including sex workers, the experts on the ground, on key issues such as safety, health, policing, the perceived connection between prostitution and trafficking, and the impact of austerity on prostitution levels.
Sex workers are prevented by the law from working safely and record numbers are facing raids, arrests, prosecution and even prison. New Zealand’s Prostitution Reform Act decriminalised sex work in 2003 with verifiable improvements in health and safety. We want a similar law here.
Please lobby your local MP to attend and give serious consideration to the decriminalisation of sex work based on the evidence presented.
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