Press Enquiries

Press briefing: Prostitution: What You Need to Know

The ECP regularly provides comment to the media on a range of issues, including:

  • UK prostitution laws
  • Impact of current law and policy
  • Policy proposals that impact sex workers, for example, benefit reforms or anti-social behaviour legislation
  • Raids, arrests and prosecutions of sex workers
  • Poverty and the impact of austerity on sex work

Contact
Email: ecp@prostitutescollective.net
Telephone: 020 7482 2496
Twitter: @ProstitutesColl


Press releases and statements

Recent examples:

Press Release: Sex workers document Brexit-inspired discrimination that is depriving them of the right to remain in the UK
Press Release: Another sham inquiry from the self-appointed partisan All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution.
Press Release: We are still criminalised, say sex workers.
Statement: Leeds Council meeting on Holbeck Managed Approach
Statement: WEP leader insults and dehumanises sex workers
Bulletins: Raids, Arrests and Prosecutions


Print and online media

Members of our network are frequently interviewed by national newspapers and broadcast media. Recent examples:

The Independent: Women doing sex work to survive due to roll-out of Universal Credit, MPs fear
Refinary29: What women who sell sex want YOU to know about their profession.
i News: We are single mothers and sex workers – this is what we want the Government to know about Universal Credit
Vice: Why British sex workers will keep pushing for full decriminalisation
The Guardian: Decriminalise sex work to protect us from crime, prostitutes say
Huffington Post: Every person has the right to work in safety – so why doesn’t the law protect sex workers?
Red Pepper: Criminalising sex work won’t help victims of trafficking

For more media coverage see here


Television and Radio

BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour – #MakeAllWomenSafe campaign
BBC Surrey – Should sex work be legal?
BBC 2 The Victoria Derbyshire Show – Sex Buyers Law


Publications

Decriminalisation of Prostitution: the Evidence
Sex Workers are Getting Screwed by Brexit
What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Job Like This? Comparing sex work with other jobs traditionally done by women.

For more information on prostitution:

Briefing: No Nordic Model
Facts About Sex Work
Fact and Fiction: Debunking Common Myths on Prostitution
Trafficking Briefing
Know Your Rights: A-Z for Sex Workers