“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 […]
Left Foot Forward: This proposed new law on sex work risks making the ‘hostile environment’ even worse
The hostile environment and exploitative capitalism fuels state violence against migrant sex workers, writes Rachel Trafford.“Police don’t ask us about trafficking – it is only about arrests.” Maria, a sex worker in the UK originally from Eastern Europe, knows the damage the current attitude of the state does for women working in the sex industry […]
Nicki and Leo speak to Nikki and Charlotte, campaigners from the English Collective of Prostitutes, a grassroots network of sex workers and supporters campaigning for decriminalisation and safety.
By Anna Freeman Brexit is not only screwing the Great British pound and the price of Tesco’s Finest Prosecco – it’s screwing sex workers, too. A huge number of women selling sexual services in the UK hail from the EU-28 (43 percent of non-British sex workers in 2009 were EU nationals, according to a TAMPEP study). […]