Dear friends, Please join us in supporting the campaign for a #CareIncomeNow. During the COVID-19 crisis sex workers in the UK have been left without an income and deprived of the support many other waged workers are entitled to. When we have raised our demands for emergency cash help and worker status, we’ve been disparaged […]
Morning Star: Online protest for mothers and children targeted by poverty, child removal and domestic violence
A THREE-YEAR series of protests to support mothers and children targeted by poverty, child removal and domestic violence moved online today amid the coronavirus crisis.The monthly action, organised by the Support not Separation Coalition (SSC), had been taking place outside the Central Family Court in London, but saw thousands of online posts to make up […]
“Hello, my name is Maria and I am from the English Collective of Prostitutes”. That certainly stops police in their tracks. It’s a line I use a lot nowadays. I started working in the streets in Birmingham about a year ago. At first the police left us alone.I lived in a house with three other women. At […]
I News: We are single mothers and sex workers – this is what we want the Government to know about Universal Credit
Niki Adams We have been shouting from the rooftops for years that women are being pushed into prostitution by rising poverty The recently announced inquiry by the Work and Pensions Committee into the link between Universal Credit and ‘survival sex’ is welcome. We have been shouting from the rooftops for years that more women, particularly mothers, are […]
‘When Esther McVey claims there are other jobs out there for me, I would ask her what jobs can fit around caring for a disabled child?’ By Heather Saul Esther McVey stirred controversy last week when she advised the women resorting to sex work because of financial hardship that there are “other jobs” available to […]
Dear Friends, Please join us on International Women’s Day 8 March at this event. We have worked with hundreds of mothers over many years who face not only criminalisation but having their children removed when they go into sex work.
Stella Winter is a sex worker and the mother of two children. She volunteers with the English Collective of Prostitutes. During the 15 or so years I worked as a sex worker, I estimate that two out of three of the other working women I met were mums. Of course, this isn’t surprising considering 90 […]
A significant number of sex workers in the UK are also mothers, research suggests. So what is it like to sell sex while bringing up a child? “I’m certainly not ashamed of what I’ve done,” Sherri, 42, from Essex says. “And I’m quietly furious about the lack of recognition that myself and other women I […]
Tabi Jackson Gee “I was a full time mum, and a part-time prostitute. But I was never a regular working girl. I went out one or two nights a month to get money to pay a bill, or for something that needed replacing in the house.” Jenny* is in her mid-forties. She lives in the North of England, where […]
Who cares about women’s work? Discussing care, Wages for Housework and valuing feminised labour, Ray is joined by Selma James, coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and author of Sex, Race and Class, and Cari Mitchell, spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes.