English Collective of Prostitutes
Following Brexit, sex workers say they face increased violence, xenophobia and threats of deportation.
We spoke to The English Collective of Prostitutes about their new 'Make All Women Safe’ campaign, which takes aim at legislation that coerces women into working alone.
Last week, police stormed six massage parlors looking for victims, so they could "take them to safety." Often, this meant arresting women and putting them in detention centers.
They're currently using EU law to assert their rights to stay in the country and say that sex work is work.
The specialist cautions don't require police to follow any of the normal rules, and once they're dished out they make it incredibly hard for women to find work elsewhere.
It's been a year since one of the most cynical crackdowns on prostitution the UK has ever seen, and that is still weighing on the minds of activists.
Sex workers in the UK are angry that their views on decriminalization are being ignored, especially since plans to criminalize clients have already proved dangerous in other countries.