Sex Workers Parliament and Criminalisation – Corbyn talks decriminalisation

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes the ‘sex industry’ should be decriminalised. The battle continues. Sex workers campaign for change

Talking to students in London 3 March 2016,  Corbyn spoke about how he wanted a society where we don’t automatically criminalise people.

The comments were criticised by ex-Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman.  Prostitution was exploitation and abuse not an industry. Harman against the new Labour leader’s policy.

Amnesty International voted August 11, 2015, to support policy that called for decriminalisation of the sex trade.

The English Collective of Prostitutes and the US PROStitutes Collective welcomed the move. Both commented that it’s rooted in respect. Also to protect and fulfil the human rights of sex workers.

Westminster

March 2014, Sex workers from across the UK and rest of Europe crammed into a select committee room in the House of Commons. They were there to argue against plans to change prostitution laws that would criminalise clients.

The parliamentary meeting was hosted by Labour MP John McDonnell . Organised by the English Collective of Prostitutes and the People’s Parliament.

ynuk.tv inside to follow the debate

5 Responses to “Sex Workers Parliament and Criminalisation – Corbyn talks decriminalisation”

  1. jemima2013 March 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    Selling sex in the UK is not illegal, it is a pity that you cannot even get basic facts right in this short article on a very important topic.

  2. Sue Newell March 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

    The article is not incorrect. It talks about criminalisation, I.e the way sex workers suffer due to laws regarding loitering, solicitation and brothel keeping, resulting in ASBOs or worse. Illegal and criminalised are two very different things.

  3. Armienne la Puta March 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    We, prostitutes, are workers.

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