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Reclaim the Night

reclaim the nightJoin us at the annual Reclaim the Night March where women march to take a stand against male violence.

Harvey Weinstein triggered an explosion of revelations exposing the sheer scale of just how many Harvey Weinsteins are out there. A timely reminder that we are still too far from a world where any woman or girl is even safe, let alone equal.

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Sat 25 Nov 6pm Assemble Whitehall place (women only)

Followed by mixed Rally at Camden Centre
Details and Map Here

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International Conference - Come Join Us

Filia logoJoin us at Feminism in London, one of the UKs largest International Conferences on Women's Rights, with speakers like Bianca Jagger and Shami Chakrabati!

Come and find out how you can challenge strip clubs at 'La La Land' (Sat AM) - with prominent campaigners from across the UK, including Not Buying It

And come see us at our stall!

Feminism in London, spread over 2 days, with some 1,000 delegates has speakers from across the globe, from academics to activists talking about every issue you can imagine (and some you possibly can't)

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Mayor’s Vision for a Safe, Healthy City?

The Mayor has recently consulted on his strategy for a Diverse, Inclusive, Safe & Healthy City - with not a mention of the Sex Trade to be found.

Read our response where we ask:

  • Why is there no mention of London’s prolific, deeply damaging sex trade, from massage parlours to strip clubs?
  • Why a commitment to tackle the demand for prostitution by pervious Mayor, Boris Johnson, has been written out of Policing Strategies?
  • And why does TfL allow the Metro and ES, distributed all over the London transport network, to advertise the sex industry?

Read All About It!

Read our response HERE

We are thrilled to have Nordic Model Now! and Filia as signatories

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ASA Confused

The ASA has tightened up codes to stop the sexualisation of children under 18. A welcome move.

But their refusal to kick porn and sex ads out of newspapers highlights some very confused thinking. Apparently it is not an issue of child protection to expose underage children in the most mainstream manner possible to sexualised messages about young women (often barely over 18) or totally inappropriate industries, like prostitution!

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BMA says NO to Pimps

We are thrilled that the BMA voted last week not to legitimise pimps and punters, rejecting a motion by Junior Doctors to 'fully decriminalise' the sex industry (which means decriminalising pimps, brothel keepers and punters as well as prostitutes).

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Strip Joint Licensing is Anti-Equalities

 It's official: Strip Joints are Anti-Equality not a 'Moral Issue' thanks to a landmark case against Sheffield City Council and their licensing of notorious strip chain, Spearmint Rhino.

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