Archive: Sex Workers

"Campaigners for sex workers' rights say that by focusing on the prosecution and deportation of the worker rather than the attack against her, police were discouraging other women from coming to them for help"

Sex worker robbed at knifepoint faces deportation after contacting police

Sex workers warn that the threat of prosecution and deportation is preventing them from reporting crime

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Most migrant sex workers are not forced to sell sex

    Most migrants working in the London sex industry do not feel they are forced to sell sex. In fact, they decide to work in the sex industry to achieve a good standard of living for themselves and their families back home. They say working in the sex industry avoids employment in menial and poorly paid jobs. These are the findings of a study led by Dr Nick Mai of London Metropolitan University. The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is based on in-depth interviews with 100 women, men and transgender migrants working in the London sex industry.

  • BHA: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill unfairly excludes humanists

    The government's Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales has officially been introduced in the House of Commons by Culture Secretary Maria Miller. A full debate by MPs and a vote on the proposals will take place on 5 February.

  • Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill unfairly excludes humanists, says BHA

    The government's Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales has officially been introduced in the House of Commons by Culture Secretary Maria Miller. A full debate by MPs and a vote on the proposals will take place on 5 February.

  • BHA welcomes MPs support of Same-Sex Marriage Bill in historic vote

    In a historic step forward for equality and gay rights, MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill was passed in the House of Commons yesterday by 400 votes to 175, a majority of 225. The British Humanist Association (BHA), which has long supported same-sex marriage and has for decades conducted same sex weddings, very much welcomes the vote.

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