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Free advice and support on Criminal Prosecution for sexworkers through GMB membership

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

FREE ADVICE AND SUPPORT ON CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FROM AWARD WINNING LEGAL FIRM now included as automatic benefit of GMB membership (Branch I50 only) membership just £6.50/month – download a membership form [clicking here downloads a pdf]

BBC Womans Hour -19th January. The Olympics and Trafficking

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Georgina Perry, Open Doors, providing outreach support and advice to sex workers, and Julie Bindel, argue about Trafficking and the Olympics.  This was aired on the BBC Womans Hour Thursday 19th January. Listen here Thu Jan 19 12;49;22 2012    

Labour attempt at private members bill to criminalise purchase of sex under 21 years old

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

John Mann is attempting to bring in a private members bill to criminalise purchase of sex from under 21 years olds.  The present limit is 18, though John Mann seems to think it is 16. There is an important debate to be held on the rights and wrongs of prostitution and the laws that should […]

PROSECUTION DROPPED AGAINST SEX WORKER FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

  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. She worked with other women since being viciously raped and attacked whilst working alone.   Ms Farmer left court with over 20 supporters delighted and relieved that she no longer […]

Google and its anti sex work stance

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

We love Google, we all use Google and look for good rankings in Google search to advertise are business.  Google can do no evil, or can it. Google can be a hindrance to sex workers.   Google does not allow paid adverts for escort services.  Try entering London Escort in search, and for the paid for adverts […]

The Home Office to fund a UK wide Ugly Mugs scheme

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

The International Union of Sex Workers warmly welcomes the Home Office announcement of funds for a pilot scheme UK wide Ugly Mugs scheme, to be run by the UK Network of Sex Work Projects and launched in spring 2012. While sex workers are criminalised for working together, we will remain fearful of contacting the police […]

NUS: Students turning to prostitution to fund studies

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Greater numbers of students in England are turning to prostitution to fund their education, the National Union of Students (NUS) claims. The NUS also says students are turning to gambling and taking part in medical experiments to fund their studies. It says increased living costs and fees, and cuts to the education maintenance allowance, play […]

San Francisco sex workers run poster campaign

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The St James Infirmary in San Francisco is running a poster campaign with the tag line of Someone you know is a sex worker. The campaign is their first major media campaign featuring local sex workers to raise public awareness about sex workers rights.  The campaign is based on a number of photographs of sex workers with different slogans. […]

We are inclusive, we campaign for the rights of all sex workers

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

This was posted recently by furry girl on her blog Feminisnt.  It really is a reference to porn stars who consider themselves actors and above the sexworker who provides companionship.  The text of the reply was from a very old blog post (2008)  relating to the problems of Organising a Labour movement for  the porn Industry. I […]

Prostitutes were the cause of the London Riots, so says Tony Blair

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Tony Blair in an interview on Indian television blamed us as one of the causes of the London riots. Mothers in prostitution were the cause of the riots. This is the attitude of contempt which New Labour hold us in. Hopefully New Labour will not return, it also appears the gravy train Blair is running […]