Decriminalise sex work for safety's sake

Tue, 16 May, 2017

The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) are urging all voters to contact their local candidates before the next election in June. The aim is to push the importance of decriminalising sex work across the UK.

The ECP is a self-help organisation of sex workers. Started in 1975 they have a national network throughout the UK working to help prostitutes both on the streets and in premises. They have helped escorts and brothel owners in numerous court cases and constantly strive to decriminalise prostitution. ECP campaign for sex workers’ rights and safety and provide help and resources for anyone involved in the escort industry.

ECP decriminalise sex work

UKNEA and the ECP strongly believe that decriminalising prostitution will drive away the organised crime element of prostitution. By driving away the organised crime element it will reduce sex trafficking and protect younger, more vulnerable women that are forced into this way of life without a choice. Due to the laws surrounding prostitution there are no safety measures in place leaving many people vulnerable in the industry.

We have seen prostitution decriminalised in other countries and it’s worked! New Zealand’s Prostitution Reform Act decriminalised sex work in 2003 has proven to be a success with improvements in health and safety.

We urge you to visit The English Collective of Prostitutes and fill in a short form to show your support. This must be done as soon as possible as we need to be heard before the general election next month.