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People smugglers target their victims as organ donors and house slaves

I was made aware of this article in the Guardian by a fb friend. The article talks about the first official assessment of human trafficking data in the UK. Firstly, … Continue reading

27 August, 2012 · Leave a comment


Time will tell if the introduction of the first UK nationwide Ugly mug scheme will be good news for sex workers or bad, or more likely indifferent. An ugly mug, … Continue reading

16 August, 2012 · 3 Comments

Back to Brothels

On Tuesday the 19th, every sex worker’s rights activist in Scotland was either at Holyrood or on the phone monitoring the progress of the Justice Committee’s decision re Rhoda Grant’s … Continue reading

25 June, 2012 · 5 Comments

Scotland and the Single Police Force – A few musings…

A few days ago, the Scottish Government announced plans to create a single Police force for the whole country. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-16583576 That set me thinking….  What could it mean for the … Continue reading

23 January, 2012 · 1 Comment

STATEMENT by ECP. English Collective of Prostitutes on ACPO call for decriminalisation.

ENGLISH COLLECTIVE OF PROSTITUTES ON ACPO CALL FOR DECRIMINALISATION It is a tragedy that it has taken the murders of countless sex workers including of five young women in Ipswich … Continue reading

4 November, 2011 · Leave a comment

Greater Manchester Police chief backs brothel debate

Deputy Chief Constable Simon Byrne said there was “no perfect solution” Continue reading the main story Related Stories Q&A: UK Prostitution Laws Decriminalising brothels could solve problems linked to prostitution, … Continue reading

4 November, 2011 · 3 Comments

ACPO release Strategy for Policing Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation

The International Union of Sex Workers offers a cautious welcome to the new guidance from the Association of Chief Police Officers. Current law on the sex industry is confusing and … Continue reading

2 November, 2011 · 1 Comment