Taking the trafficking out of sex work Freedom United host a special panel event discussing the decriminalization of sex work with our expert panel as an alternative to the Nordic Model and how the decriminalization of sex work can help build resilience to trafficking.
Migrant sex workers
In November 2020, the English Collective of Prostitutes organised a ground-breaking event, Sex Workers: Access to Justice, which brought together sex workers, violence against women organisers, academics, and human rights groups to examine the extent of violence faced by sex workers, what exacerbates the risks of violence, and the obstacles experienced by sex workers when […]
Independent: Sex worker beaten by her clients shares deportation fears as police crack down on prostitution
Exclusive: Sex worker says being ‘dragged through’ criminal justice system has ‘destroyed’ her life and made her homelessMaya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent“Five or six police officers came to my flat last April,” Iris says.“I was really shocked so I didn’t open the door because I didn’t know what was going on. They broke my door.”The 35-year-old woman, […]
“Governments say that they’re tackling modern slavery, but they use that as a guise to raid and deport and terrorize migrant sex workers in the UK . . When sex workers actually go and report violence, including trafficking to the police, nothing is done about it. In some cases sex workers are actually arrested themselves […]
Migrant sex workers organise against police racism, deportations and destitution (English Collective of Prostitutes and the All African Women’s Group): Migrant sex workers are spearheading struggles against police racism and deportation. Hear about collective self-help campaigns to win safety, status and financial support. Saturday 18 September 2021, 5-6pm FREE event.
https://youtu.be/pGL6jbo4XdUOpenDemocracy live discussion. 19 August 2021.It’s time for anti-trafficking activists to stop being silent on sex workers’ rights.Hear from a panel of anti-trafficking leaders and migrant sex worker activists as they discuss why the trafficking sector is letting down sex workers and how to do things differently.Speakers:Joanna Ewart-James Executive director, Freedom UnitedJean Bruggeman Executive director, Freedom Network […]
Following Brexit, sex workers say they face increased violence, xenophobia and threats of deportation.Sex workers in the UK have faced increased xenophobia, violence, and fears around deportation in the years since the Brexit referendum, according to a new report. Research from the University of Salford and the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) looks at Brexit and […]
Exclusive: ‘I have been threatened by men on the street who said they would attack me,’ says sex worker Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Violence and threats of deportation against sex workers from the European Union who are living in the UK have surged since the Brexit vote, according to researchers. A first of its kind study, carried out by the […]
Launch of new report: EU-Migrant Sex Work in the UK Post-Referendum Webinar: Thursday 20 May, 6-7.30pm Hosted by English Collective of Prostitutes and Dr. Laura Connelly. Speakers: Dr. Laura Connelly on the findings of her pathbreaking new research on the impact of the Brexit vote on EU migrant sex workers; sex workers from the EU on […]
It’s a key part of reducing violence against women.Lauren Crosby Medlicott is a freelance journalist in South Wales who covers human rights issues.Police violence those at Sarah Everard’s vigil shocked the nation, but many women working in the sex industry won’t be surprised at all. Camilla*, a Brazilian sex worker in central London, started working in the […]