Event: Rape, Race & Prostitution
CONFERENCE: RAPE, RACE & PROSTITUTION
Campaigning for justice in the 21st century
Saturday 10 March 9.30-5pm
Trinity Reformed Church, Buck Street, London NW1 (Kentish Town Road end, behind Sainsbury’s, Camden Town tube)
Entrance: £20 funded organisations and professionals; £10 waged; £5 low waged; £3 unwaged; asylum seekers free
No one turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible (toilets nearby) All Welcome
10-12 Rape and domestic violence – Justice CAN be won (more details)
1-2.30 pm Race and racism – Making the authorities accountable to women of colour (more details)
3-4.30 pm Prostitution – Safety first
With the English Collective of Prostitutes
and the US PROStitutes Collective
The tragic murders of five young women in Ipswich caused an unprecedented outcry. All kinds of people now understand that the criminalisation of consenting sex, whether it targets women or clients, pushes prostitution underground, and makes women more vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Most attacks are not reported for fear of arrest, or when reported are often dismissed by police. When prostitute women are not safe, no woman is safe.
The launch of the Safety First Coalition to decriminalise sex work is based on New Zealand’s successful experience and looks at viable economic alternatives and appropriate health treatment.