Meet Clerkenwell Green from 12.00 march to Trafalgar Square. https://www.londonmayday.org/
We will highlight our campaign with the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union to end sexual harassment in the fast food and hospitality industries. Poverty wages, zero hour contracts, benefit cuts, insecure immigration status and the threat that we can lose our job or that social services can take our kids if we report sexual violence are making women more vulnerable to attack.
We will be marching with the English Collective of Prostitutes and a “A Very British Brothel”, in support of their #makeallwomensafe campaign for decriminalisation. The criminalisation of sex work must end. Why should the law make any of us unsafe by calling us criminals? Why should any of us be discouraged from reporting violence and demanding justice and protection for fear that police will arrest us instead of our attacker?
More info on #makeallwomensafe:
The ECP’s campaign #makeallwomensafe raises sex workers’ safety. A short film directed by Bafta nominated Charlotte Regan starring Lyndsey Marshal, highlights the injustice that while sex work is legal, it is illegal for women to work together for safety. Women are forced to choose between risking arrest by working with others or risking being attacked by working alone. A government petition calls for implementation of the Home Affairs Recommendation to decriminalise sex workers on the street and in premises. Support has come from celebrities such as Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones’ Baby) and Amnesty International. See media coverage: The Guardian, Vice, Refinary, The F Word and Huffington Post.