We Must Face Non-State Torture to Stop It

We Must Face Non-State Torture to Stop It

Janie Davies  17.11.2015
Non-State Torture, learning about it, acknowledging that it happens and hearing what it involves, turned my view of the world on its head....

Opposition to Full Sex Trade Decriminalisation is Taking Hold

Janie Davies  26.10.2015
Resistance against full decriminalisation of the sex trade just got stronger. It started on October 23 as women protested in 50 countries,...
Full Sex Industry Decriminalisation Puts Women's Rights Last

Full Sex Industry Decriminalisation Puts Women's Rights Last

Janie Davies  8.10.2015
Prostitution is the commodification of the bodies of women of girls. It is born out of the ideology that women are second-class citizens...
Hooked on the Street - The Forgotten Women of Middlesbrough

Hooked on the Street - The Forgotten Women of Middlesbrough

Robin Pepper  29.09.2015
Kate is one of central Middlesbrough's drug addicted, street prostitutes who sells her body for as little as £15. Fellow journalist Jack...
The Night I Was Mistaken for a Prostitute

The Night I Was Mistaken for a Prostitute

Rima Amin  2.09.2015
Studying for final year exams was tough and at this particular time I was more distracted than normal. At 9pm I decide to get my much-needed...
Prostitution: Should It Be Decriminalised?

Prostitution: Should It Be Decriminalised?

Anna Tippett  21.08.2015
Prostitution is technically already legal in the UK. The exchange of sexual services for money is completely legal but engaging in practises...
Amnesty's Vote to Decriminalise Sex Work Is a Betrayal of Women

Amnesty's Vote to Decriminalise Sex Work Is a Betrayal of Women

Stephanie Davies-Arai  18.08.2015
As it is overwhelmingly women and girls who are bought by men, any policy which is constructed out of a denial of that truth is meaningless....
Amnesty International's Policy Does Not Protect Prostitutes: Why Legalisation Doesn't Work

Amnesty International's Policy Does Not Protect Prostitutes: Why Legalisation Doesn't Work

Inna Shevchenko  17.08.2015
Many of you may not see any issue with decriminalising prostitution, right? Indeed, many think that it is better to legalise sex-work since...
Ex-Prostitutes Say Amnesty International Is 'Rolling The Dice' With Its Reputation

Ex-Prostitutes Say Amnesty International Is 'Rolling The Dice' With Its Reputation

Louise Ridley  11.08.2015
UPDATE: Amnesty International voted to support the decriminalisation of sex work on Tuesday afternoon. Its International Council Meeting...
A Charter for Pimps and Sex Buyers

A Charter for Pimps and Sex Buyers

Diane Martin CBE  6.08.2015
In a week where we see Amnesty International attempt to push through policy supporting the discriminalisation of sex buying, pimping and...
Ex-Prostitute Tears Into 'Ludicrous' Research Saying Sex Industry Should Be Decriminalised

Ex-Prostitute Tears Into 'Ludicrous' Research Saying Sex Industry Should Be Decriminalised

Louise Ridley  5.08.2015
A former prostitute has called a report advising that prostitution should be decriminalised "ludicrous and offensive", for claiming that...
Why the Third Sector Must Be Political

Why the Third Sector Must Be Political

Alex Feis-Bryce  13.07.2015
Most of us could get more money and have more resources at our disposal in the private sector or even in the public sector. We do what...
Ugly Mugs

Ugly Mugs

Vicky Frankland  23.04.2015
It is so important that these smaller charities receive exposure too as they vitally need funding as well. With this in mind, today I...
Party Policies on Sex Work: A Complex Mess of Contradictions

Party Policies on Sex Work: A Complex Mess of Contradictions

Alex Feis-Bryce  20.04.2015
As we approach a vital general election for the human rights and safety of sex workers the measures being presented by the parties in a...