Tag Archives: criminalisation

HIV/AIDS: Obama kills sex workers

Yesterday, NSWP president Andrew Hunter made a good speech and explained many of sex workers’ issues in the context of HIV/AIDS. The US travel restrictions will prevent sex workers to be in Washington, but it is in Washington that will … Continue reading

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Global sex worker conference starting in Kolkata

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Are male sex workers really better off?

There is an assumption that male sex workers are different from women. When you listen to some discourses, female sex workers are portrayed as victims or very vulnerable while male sex workers are just ignored. It is not just because … Continue reading

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Stop the arrests during the Olympics

To answer the panic around the Olympics and the increase in police raids against sex workers, (already reported in East London boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets), a campaign has been launched to demand a moratorium and an end of … Continue reading

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Petition: Stop the forced testing and outing of sex workers in Greece

Please sign this petition http://www.change.org/petitions/to-mr-lucas-papademos-prime-minister-of-greece-stop-the-forced-testing-and-outing-of-sex-workers   To Mr Lucas Papademos, Prime Minister of Greece, Sir, Since the end of April 2012, sex workers in Greece are forced to be tested by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEEL). According to … Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets strippers speak up and organise! (the fight against the council’s ban continue)

Last Wednesday night a public talk was organised in Tower Hamlets by the GMB London Entertainment branch and the Equity Thames Variety branch. The meeting was supported by SERTUC LGBT network and chaired by Linda Keitz from GLATUC and member … Continue reading

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LGBTQ and sex workers’ History

LGBT History month is ending today. To close this month, I will be attending the event organised by SERTUC LGBT network in Congress House.[1] At this occasion, I want also to remind the links between the LGBTQ communities and sex … Continue reading

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Sex workers bring good to the Labour movement

FEATURE: Sex work is work Published by the LRC on 17th February 2012 “Within the LRC I don’t need to apologise for who I am”, says LRC member and sex worker, Thierry Schaffauser Recently I have been elected secretary of the … Continue reading

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Victory for Sheila Farmer

Statement from the English Collective of Prostitutes: PROSECUTION DROPPED AGAINST SEX WORKER FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE Sheila Farmer, a sex worker who worked with other women from premises for safety had charges of brothel-keeping dismissed today in Croydon Crown Court. … Continue reading

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Action Alert! Support Sheila Farmer

Thanks to the English Collective of Prostitutes for organising this action. See you everyone there on the 3rd January !   http://www.prostitutescollective.net/Sheila_Farmer_action_alert_UPDATED.htm   Ms Sheila Farmer is facing a trial on 3 January 2012 at Croydon Crown Court.   Please can … Continue reading

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