Los Angeles Conference 14 March 1997All sex workers must be decriminalised whether they work on the street or in premises.Scrap the prostitution laws: they criminalize sex workers, divide us from our families and friends, make us vulnerable to violence, and set us apart from the rest of the community — separate is never equal.An end to […]
Click here to read the document: For Prostitutes Against Prostitution For original 1975 version please see here: For Prostitutes Against Prostitution (1975)
Between 1983–1985 we published Network – the first newsletter that we know of written and produced by sex workers. It gave us a voice against police abuse, poverty and the laws and reported on campaigns and victories here and internationally.
Since 1981, when the English Collective of Prostitutes issued the first rights sheet for prostitute women in England and Wales, we have been taking up cases of false arrest and intimidation by police. In 1982, we occupied the Church of the Holy Cross in King’s Cross, London, for 12 days. We were inspired by […]
Excerpt from Some Mother’s Daughter, The Hidden Movement of Prostitute Women Against Violence, International Prostitutes Collective, Crossroads Books 1999, pp49-51.1981: The trial of the Yorkshire Ripper, serial murderer Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women.PROSTITUTES ARE INNOCENT OK!We are picketing today to protest against the handling of the Ripper case — by the court, the police and the […]
Washington Post A growing movement to decriminalize prostitution in Britain won its first significant victory today when the House of Commons voted to allow introduction of a bill that would make the law much less harsh on prostitutes. As a group of women representing a lobby for working prostitutes watched, applauded and shrieked their approval […]
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