The English Collective of Prostitutes is a self-help organisation of sex workers, working both on the street and in premises, with a national network throughout the UK. We campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution, for sex workers’ rights and safety, and for resources to enable people to get out of prostitution if they want to.

This video explains in practical steps how to use the pledge: “Decriminalise Sex Work for Safety’s Sake” to engage with organisations and key individuals in your local area to ask them to support decriminalisation and, if any refuse to do so, find out why.

Please ask organisations to sign the pledge, including: trade union branches; women’s, anti-poverty, anti-racist, religious, prison reform groups; residents associations; health and legal professionals…

Early signers for decriminalisation include:

Action for Trans Health, Brighton Migrant Solidarity, Feminist Fightback, Galop London’s LGBT Community Safety Charity, Greens of Colour, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Royal College of Nursing, Sex Worker Open University, Sussex Centre for Gender Studies, Women Against Rape. Also, artist Grayson Perry CBE, performance artist & gender theorist Kate Bornstein, actor Rupert Everett.



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New Zealand Prostitution Reform Act 2003

Amnesty International policy on decriminalisation

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