Niki Adams English Collective of Prostitutes spokeswoman Niki Adams writes in support of a new campaign to make sex workers saferThree women are discussing their jobs. They moan about their boss and the stresses and strains of their work and laugh about the characters they encounter and the comic moments.One says that the best thing about […]
In 2019, the English Collective of Prostitutes launched the campaign #makeallwomensafe with a short film directed by Bafta nominated Charlotte Regan and starring Lyndsey Marshal The campaign focused on the key injustice that whist sex work is legal the law makes it illegal for women to work together. Forcing women to choose between keeping themselves safe and facing the possibility of arrest or avoiding a criminal record and putting themselves in danger. No woman should have to make that choice.
The accompanying petition called for the government to implement the Home Affairs Committee recommendation to decriminalise sex workers on the street and together in premises and gathered over 11,000 signatures.
After years of being seen as victims, is feminist activism finally centring one of the most marginalised groups?Stacey Clare International Women’s Day is growing more powerful each year, as women take to the streets all over the world to decry oppression and demand safety and respect. However, the feminist movement has a chequered history when it comes […]
By Adam Bloodworth Freelance News EditorCampaign groups for women across the United Kingdom have united outside what they nicknamed ‘The Royal Courts of Injustice’ to campaign for women’s rights this International Women’s Day.Women assembled from a multitude of support groups and campaign bodies as spokeswomen gave short speeches on pressure-point topics, while nearby buses and taxes […]
NATALIE GILThere are more than 72,800 sex workers in the UK, according to the government, yet this sizeable group of mostly women are among the most marginalised people in society. On International Women’s Day, which champions the rights and safety of all women, the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP), a national sex workers organisation, has launched a […]
By Alex Feis-Bryce Chief Executive RightsInfo CEO, Alex Feis-Bryce, who founded the award-winning sex worker safety charity National Ugly Mugs, discusses International Sex Workers Rights Day, the English Collective of Prostitutes’ #MakeAllWomenSafe campaign and why policymakers need to put aside their moral and ideological judgements and listen to sex workers. Yesterday, on International Sex Workers Rights Day, my thoughts […]
Huffington Post: Every Person Has The Right To Work In Safety – So Why Doesn’t The Law Protect Sex Workers?
This isn’t about whether sex work is uniquely degrading or empowering – it’s about the reality of 70,000 women who today will exchange sex for money and who are not being protected by the lawNiki Adams Spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes Sheila started selling sex to pay off debts and support her son after […]
By Meka BeresfordSex workers have made a fresh call for decriminalisation as part of a push to create better safety for women.The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) is launching it’s #makeallwomensafe campaign on March 3, International Sex Workers’ Rights Day, to push for the decriminalisation of sex work to create safer environments for women. Watch […]
I’ve been a sex worker for more than five years, working in a flat with friends and for a few months on the street when I didn’t have money to set myself up in premises. I felt safest working with other women and where we had installed CCTV for safety. But although my job is […]