THERE are few clues as to what happens inside Stiletto, billed euphemistically as “the world’s finest short-stay boutique hotel”. It looks like any upmarket retreat but is the latest, most stylish flagship for the legalised sex industry in Sydney, Australia.Inside this high-class brothel, which cost more than £7million to create, there are Dali-inspired red lips […]
New Zealand decriminalised sex work in 2003 with verifiable success. Over 90% of sex workers said they had additional employment, legal, health and safety rights. 64.8% found it easier to refuse clients and 70% said they were more likely to report incidents of violence to the police.
For a summary of the Prostitution Reform Act please see here.
It is a tragedy that it has taken the murders of countless sex workers, including five young women in Ipswich and three women in Bradford in the last few years, for the police to suggest that the prostitution laws are not ‘fit for purpose’ and that New Zealand type decriminalisation should be considered. New Zealand successfully […]
POWER – The purpose of this film-tool produced by Istituo Micropunta is to fill the gap between sex work and society’s perception of it giving voice to Prostitute Collective and Sex Workers around the world. Featuring Niki Adams E.C.P (English Collective of Prostitutes) Catherine Healy NZPC (New Zeland Prostitutes Collective) Pia Covre and Carla Corso […]
Since it was founded in 1975, the English Collective of Prostitutes has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalize sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages — no woman, child or man should be forced by poverty or violence into sex with anyone. Summary: Decriminalisation is […]
By the English Collective of ProstitutesIn 2003, New Zealand decriminalized prostitution stating that “while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use” it aimed “to create a framework that: (a) safeguards the human rights of sex workers and protects them from exploitation; (b) promotes the welfare and occupational health and safety of sex workers; (c) is conducive […]
Catherine HealyNew Zealand Prostitutes Collectiveinfo@nzpc.org.nzDear ECP,I enclose below as requested information about the Prostitution Reform Act which decriminalised prostitution in New Zealand six years ago.In summary the law means that street based sex workers can operate without any legal restriction on their sex work, but are subject to public nuisance, noise, litter controls, etc., the […]
Sir Nicholas Winterton, Chairman, Bills Committee on the Policing and Crime Bill Dear Sir Nicholas THE DECRIMINALISATION OF PROSTITUTION IN NEW ZEALAND I am writing to you in regard to the current proposals in the Policing and Crime Bill to tighten the laws in relation to prostitution in England and Wales. I am doing so […]
WHEN the Netherlands legalised brothels eight years ago, the mood was upbeat. Politicians thought they were well on the way to solving one of the world’s perpetual policy dilemmas: how to stop all the bad things that are associated with the sex trade (coercion, violence, infectious diseases) while putting a proper, and realistic, limit to […]
Decriminalise prostitution – Five years ago, New Zealand stopped arresting sex workers. Their lives have improved and the UK should now adopt the same approachCatherine Healy What can the UK learn from New Zealand’s approach to sex workers? Quite a lot, actually. On Wednesday June 25, sex workers and brothel operators mingled in parliament with a […]
PRESS RELEASE From SAFETY FIRST – A coalition to decriminalise sex work and prioritise safety.Tel: 07811 964 171www.prostitutescollective.netWednesday 25 June 2008: New Zealand marks five years of successful decriminalisation of prostitution.On the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the New Zealand Prostitution Reform Act (PRA), the NZ government has published a detailed evaluation report which confirms the […]