Alex Bryce
Alex is the Director of Service of the National Ugly Mugs Scheme, managed by the UK Network of Sex Work Projects. He is also a Board Member of Survivors Manchester and Manchester Action on Street Health. All views are his own and not necessarily those of the UKNSWP. Contact.

Entries by Alex Bryce

A Victory for Mary Honeyball But a Defeat for Human Rights, Evidence-Based Policy and Dignified Political Debate

(6) Comments | Posted 26 February 2014 | (14:19)

Yesterday the European Parliament backed measures which have been rejected as a violation of basic human rights by Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and UNAIDS. Mary Honeyball MEP's report advocating the criminalisation of the purchase of sex were widely criticised by the experts, including sex workers, academics, human rights...

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Why I Will Be Thinking About Petite Jasmine on December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2013 | (13:11)

The issue of the laws around prostitution has once again been brought onto the news agenda by the recent decision by French politicians to adopt regressive laws criminalising the purchase of sex. This follows similar proposals in Northern Ireland and stalled attempts in Scotland to adopt an approach based on...

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Blinded by Ideology

(0) Comments | Posted 17 October 2013 | (14:37)

Gabriella Apicella's assertion that "Buying Sex Is an Act of Violence" is grossly offensive to the sex workers who experience genuine violence and abuse, many of whom feel that they are unable to report to the police due the stigma attached what they do. As well as being...

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A Regressive Move Which Would Further Stigmatise and Endanger Sex Workers

(4) Comments | Posted 27 November 2012 | (23:00)

Last week Rhoda Grant MSP and Lord Morrow were invited to speak about their respective proposals to criminalise the purchase of sex in Scotland and Northern Ireland at an event in the House of Commons tellingly entitled 'Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation: Tackling Demand in the UK'.

These proposals represent a...

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National Ugly Mugs Scheme - Protecting Sex Workers From Predators

(5) Comments | Posted 15 August 2012 | (00:00)

The National Ugly Mugs (NUM) Pilot Scheme - funded by the Home Office but managed independently by the UK Network of Sex Work Projects (UKNSWP) - went live on July 6 2012. Only ten days later, Cleveland police confirmed that they had found the remains of Rachel Wilson who went...

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