Sex workers of all genders bnut predominantly female.
We are an organisation of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry – both on the streets and indoors.
1. Criminalisation which increases sex workers’ vulnerability to exploitation and violence, exposes us to stigma and discrimination and prevents us leaving prostitution if we want to. We campaign for money and other resources so anyone can leave prostitution if they want.
2. High levels of rape and other violence. Sex workers are systematically denied protection by the police and courts. Violent men target sex workers knowing that most of us fear being exposed because of the risk of prosecution and (for those of us who are immigrants) deportation.
Since 1975, we have been campaigning for the decriminalisation of prostitution, for sex workers’ rights and safety and for resources to enable women to leave prostitution if we want to. We oppose trafficking laws which target immigrant sex workers for arrest and deportation. We coordinate the Safety First Coalition and recently published a Know Your Rights sheet.