Petition Update

The Merseyside Hate Crime Model That Prioritises Protection of Sex Workers

Jackie Summerford, Ruth Jacobs & Alex Bryce
London, United Kingdom

Feb 6, 2014 — "This joined-up approach prioritising protection over enforcement enables women in the sex trade to feel safe reporting crimes committed against them. Because trusting relationships with the police have been developed, reporting of crimes has dramatically increased. Women in prostitution in Merseyside know when they call the police they will be treated as any other victim of crime as is their right. But although this is the right of every person in prostitution throughout the UK, it is not what they receive and that has to change."

Policing Prostitution - The Merseyside Hate Crime Model That Prioritises Protection of Sex Workers
Policing Prostitution - The Merseyside Hate Crime Model That Prioritises Protection of Sex Workers
Bonnie Barratt was only 24 years old when she was murdered in 2007 in East London. The serial killer who took her life might have been stopped and Bonnie might still be alive today if her friends had been able to turn to the police.
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