“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 […]
What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Job Like This?
I’m two hours into my nine hour shift and it’s a quiet day. We are all feeling anxious because yesterday was quiet too, like every other day this month. I feel a mounting sense of doom at how I am going to cover my bills. I tell Mary, our receptionist, I’m writing an article about my […]
RightsInfo has been funded to make an animation and an explainer film and commission a range of content to explore the research, work and campaign of the English Collective of Prostitutes in their research ‘What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Job Like This’. This collection of content will be released over […]
A new study compares working conditions in sex work with other jobs disproportionately done by women. By Niki Adams and Tamsin WresselSex work is often characterised as inherently exploitative, degrading and dangerous. But is that true? The English Collective of Prostitutes set out to investigate by comparing pay and conditions between sex work and other jobs disproportionately done by […]
English Collective of Prostitutes report features women in ‘red-light area of Soho’ who were subject to police raidsBy Tom FootCAMPAIGNERS have warned it is “dangerous and irresponsible” to criminalise sex workers at a time when exploitation, unequal and poverty pay are forcing women away from lawful work.The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) this week published […]
Exclusive: ‘I’m more tired at home but we can get the food we want and decent shoes for the kids,’ says teacher who does sex workMaya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheimIncreasing numbers of public sector workers are being forced to turn to sex workdue to austerity measures and welfare cuts, campaigners have warned.A leading campaigning group, which supports the decriminalisation of prostitution, says more […]
Launch of new research:“What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Job like This – a comparison between sex work and other jobs commonly done by women.”by the English Collective of Prostitutes.Hosted by Dawn Butler MPTuesday 5 February 2019, 6-8pmCommittee Room 5, Houses of ParliamentAll welcome.Speakers:Niki Adams (ECP) & Sophia Hill (community worker) – on the method and findings […]