Prostitution in the UK: Beyond the Law (Online)

  • Event Start: 2nd June 2021, 5:00pm
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There is a confusing contradiction when it comes to the legality of sex work in the UK. While the act of
prostitution itself is not illegal, a variety of activities fundamental to the industry, such as prostitutes
working together or attempting to advertise themselves, are listed criminal offences. Although
prostitution are often greatly removed from the real experiences of sex workers, in this panel, we aim to
understand what changes and protections are needed by listening to those who know the industry best.

Speakers:

Miranda Kane

Writer, Performer, Comedian,
Raconteuse and former sex worker

Helena Croft

Director of Streetlight UK and Former Local Parliament
Politician and Parliamentary Candidate for the
Conservative Party

Hayley Speed

Assistant Director of Services at akt, an LGBTQ Youth
Homelessness support charity and former Head of Social
Care at ‘The Men’s Room’

Bea Piper

Spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP): an
organisation of sex workers working on the street and in premises
with a national network throughout the UK, who campaign for the
decriminalisation of prostitution and for sex workers’ rights and safety

 

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