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Safety First – Parliamentary Launch

July 10th, 2007

Dr Petra

If you are a sex worker, or are interested in the health, safety and wellbeing of prostitutes you may be interested in the Parliamentary launch of “Safety First” this Wednesday 11 July 4 – 5.30pm at the House of Commons, Committee room 11.

According to the press release this is a coalition to decriminalise prostitution, prioritise all women’s and children’s safety and viable economic alternatives for those who want to leave prostitution.

Jointly hosted by

John McDonnell MP, long-term supporter of the ECP’s work and recent contender for the leadership of the Labour Party.

Baroness Vivien Stern, former chair of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders.

The tragic murders of five young women in Ipswich caused an unprecedented outcry. Value judgements over the way women live their lives must never again be an excuse to deny protection. Everyone deserves to be safe regardless of their occupation, sexual preference, race, age, nationality or lifestyle.


Pauline Campbell mother of Sarah who died in the ‘care’ of HMP Styal

Revd. Andrew Dotchin caring for all in Ipswich

Kathy French Sexual Health Advisor, Royal College of Nursing

John Furniss Multiple Choice Rehabilitation Centre, supporting people on drugs

Siobhan Kilkenny sex worker project worker

Cari Mitchell English Collective of Prostitutes

Revd Paul Nicolson Zacchaeus 2000 Trust the poverty & debt behind prostitution

Camille Shah Ipswich resident, understanding each other

For interviews or information contact:

English Collective of Prostitutes
020 7482 2496 or 07811 964 171 or email

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