Marcelo Serrado

Marcelo Magalhães Serrado is a Brazilian actor. Marcelo began his career at CAL in 1985, he made his television debut in 1987 in the telenovela Corpo Santo of TV Manchete. In 1989, Serrado moved to Rede Globo. In 2005, after 15 years working in several productions for Rede Globo, Serrado decided not to renew his contract with the station to work on Mandrake, a series produced by cable channel HBO Brazil. After three years in the Rede Record, he had starred in Vidas Opostas. In 2008, Serrado hosted in o musical. Serrado, the creator of the show, wanted to show the young duo still meeting in 1955 to assemble the play Orfeu da Conceição up since 1965 with international fame; the cast played Tom Jobim as Vinicius de Moraes. Serrado in 2009, joined the cast of Poder Paralelo of Rede Record. In 2010, the actor was on display with the monologue Não Existe Mulher Difícil; the following year, Serrado appeared on the big screen in the feature film Malu de Bicicleta. He returned to Rede Globo in 2011 where he played Crô, a homosexual and that Butler is the sidekick of the villain played by Tereza Cristina in the primetime telenovela Fina Estampa.

In 2012, he was cast in the telenovela Gabriela. In November of the same year, it was announced by columnist Regina Rito, the newspaper O Dia, that Serrado will play the character Crô of Fina Estampa again, but now in a feature film; the script of Super Crô - O Filme was being written by Aguinaldo Silva together with Rodrigo Ribeiro and Maurício Gyboski. It was directed by Bruno Barreto, he was married to actress Christine Fernandes from 1994 to 1999. The actor has a daughter named Catarina, from his ex-wife, actress Rafaela Mandelli. On August 4, 2012, Serrado married the dancer Roberta Fernandes, on April 9, 2013, the twins were born the couple, who have been given names of Felipe and Guilherme. Marcelo Serrado on IMDb

English Collective of Prostitutes

The English Collective of Prostitutes is a campaigning group which supports the decriminalisation of prostitution, sex workers' right to recognition and safety, the provision of financial alternatives to prostitution so that no one is forced into prostitution by poverty. The group works against the social stigma, associated with prostitution, the poverty, sometimes its cause, it provides information and support to individual prostitute women and others who are concerned with sex workers' rights, civil and economic rights. The organisation was founded in 1975, its first spokeswoman was Selma James; the ECP was formed as part of the politicised prostitutes' rights movement that emerged in Europe in the mid-1970s. The 1975 prostitutes' strike in France and the subsequent formation of the French Prostitute Collective inspired the formation of a similar organisation in England; the ECP and the US PROStitutes Collective are part of the International Prostitutes Collective, which has a network of sex workers in many countries of the world.

The ECP is said to work with the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective who spearheaded legislation in New Zealand to decriminalise prostitution. A recent government review found that after five years, there had been no increase in the numbers of women working. In the aftermath of the Ipswich serial murders of five young women in December 2007, the ECP initiated the Safety First Coalition to decriminalise sex work, prioritise safety. Members include the Royal College of Nursing, the National Association of Probation Officers, bereaved families, some anti-poverty campaigners, church people, residents of red-light areas and legal professionals, prison reformers, sex workers, anti-rape organisations, drug rehabilitation projects; the English Collective of Prostitutes campaigned against the Policing and Crime Act 2009, which included proposals to criminalise anyone involved in the sex industry, whether or not there was force or coercion. The ECP argued that these measures would force prostitution underground, exposing sex workers to greater danger and preventing them coming forward to report violence and access health and other services.

The ECP argues that discredited academic work has falsely labelled most sex workers as victims of "trafficking". Its website provides critiques of such work. In 2015, the ECP organised a symposium in the House of Commons, presenting evidence to parliament in support of the decriminalisation of sex work. In 2019 Laura Watson from the ECP gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee, examining the link between sex work and poverty caused by the introduction of Universal Credit, she said that payment delays had led to "increased destitution and homelessness" and pushed some women into "survival sex". The ECP has been involved in local campaigns aimed at making life safer for prostitutes following incidents in certain areas, for example, the Ipswich murders of 2006 in which all the victims were prostitutes, it objects to the actions of Reading Borough Council and the Thames Valley Police, which have been targeting prostitutes working in the Oxford Road area of Reading, for several years.

COYOTE Prostitution in the United Kingdom Sex-positive movement International Prostitutes CollectiveNewsKeith Dovkants, "Soho brothel to re-open after judge throws out police case", London Evening Standard, 18 February 2009. Ben Russell, "Sex & the citizens: New prostitution laws explained", The Independent, 20 November 2008. "Jam and Prostitutes", Sky News On-line "Should Sex Laws Be Tougher", BBC Two, 19 November 2008. "Critics hit out at sex law plan", BBC News, 19 November 2008