Some women have taken up sex work for the first time because of money worries, while others who had left the trade have returnedSex workers across the UK are facing increased violence and hardship as a result of lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions, charities and support organisations have warned.They say sex workers are in more dire […]
The coronavirus has thrown millions of people into crisis. For sex workers, forced by criminalisation, stigma and discrimination to live in the shadows, that crisis is more hidden.
Sex workers are denied the rights and entitlements other workers may have and are forced to choose between earning an income and risking ours and our loved ones health.
Not all sex-workers are being exploited for many it is their only way out of ‘desperate poverty’. Buzz reporter Lauren Joy finds out more.The English Collective of Prostitutes says there is a growing number of women being forced into sex work during the pandemic posing risks to their health.The organisation which began in 1975, campaigns […]
Independent: Growing numbers of women turning to sex work as Covid crisis pushes them into ‘desperate poverty’
Exclusive: ‘Cruel austerity measures are pushing us into prostitution and trapping us in it,’ says campaignerMaya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheimIncreasing numbers of women are turning to sex work for the first time as the pandemic pushes them into “desperate poverty”, campaigners warned.Leading organisations which support sex workers said there has been a substantial rise in women doing sex work […]
Image: English Collective of ProstitutesAusterity cuts, the introduction of the harsh Universal Credit scheme and the Hostile Environment has driven more people to sex work to meet their basic needs. Despite this, sex work remains a criminalised profession that is not recognised as legitimate work. The pandemic further exposes the injustice caused to sex workers […]
I News: Sex workers are relying on food banks to feed their kids – Covid-19 is pushing them into destitution
Women are worried about eviction and risking their health by working because they cannot survive any other way – they urgently need Government supportBy Niki AdamsI got a text from Jilly a couple of days ago. “I had a stripping job on Saturday and was forced to do it as broke and I had to do […]
In our new normal, staying at least a metre away from other people is mandatory pretty much everywhere you go. But for the UK’s 70,000 sex workers, following these rules could mean going hungry or homeless. Sex workers in the UK have largely been shut out from government schemes to protect those unable to work due […]
The second national lockdown is going to push sex workers “even deeper into crisis”, according to a campaign group.The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) has called for state support for workers in the coronavirus pandemic.It said people were having to choose between risking their health by working or seeing their family go hungry.Cari – not […]
Sex workers in Europe, already in a uniquely vulnerable position, battle to access health services.BY ASHLEIGH FURLONGIt’s going to be a bleak winter for Europe. But for sex workers, a group that feels it’s been forgotten during the pandemic, the return of lockdowns doesn’t just mean being out of work, it could also mean being once […]
Sky News: Hundreds arrested for ‘running brothels’ as sex workers say it’s the laws that are criminal
Police have arrested more than 400 people for allegedly keeping brothels since 2017, according to figures obtained by Sky News. By Alexa Phillips, news reporter Hundreds of people have been arrested for alleged brothel-keeping offences in the last four years under laws that sex workers claim put them at risk. Police forces have detained at […]