The agenda for the 2017 TUC Congress has been published. It includes a motion from ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, calling for the full decriminalisation of “sex work.” This approach implicitly decriminalises pimping, profiteering and related activities that are currently considered to be exploitation. The motion is worded in such a way that on a superficial level it appears to be in the interests of the women and children who are involved in prostitution. However, that simply does not stand up to scrutiny. Read More
A report on efforts to bring some balance into the British Medical Association (BMA) debate on decriminalising the sex trade. Read More
Dr Anna Cleaves has proposed a motion to Amnesty International UK (AIUK) asking the International Secretariat to re-evaluate its policy on prostitution. The resolution has been accepted and it will be debated at the AIUK Conference in Nottingham on 8 and 9 April 2017. Read More
On 6 September 2016, Nordic Model Now! had a protest in Westminster to demand that the inquiry presided over by Keith Vaz into prostitution be scrapped and restarted under an ethically constituted committee in which at least 50% of its members are female and all make a declaration of their sex buying history. Read More
Nordic Model Now! wrote a letter to London (UK) mayor, Sadiq Khan, after women in the Leyton area told us about the alarming levels of street harassment in their area and how this had coincided with a proliferation of advertising of prostitution in the area. There are stickers advertising brothels on more or less every lamp post. On Wednesday 29 June 2016, four members of Nordic Model Now! went to City Hall to deliver the letter. Read More
On 12 April 2016, the BBC2 programme, the Victoria Derbyshire show covered the “managed sex work area” in Leeds. We thought the programme was biased. Here is our letter of complaint. If you would also like to complain, feel free to copy and paste from our letter. You can submit complaints on the BBC website. Read More
“France has adopted the Nordic Model because the Nordic Model works” Press release For immediate release Ressources Prostitution Paris, France. After years of citizenship initiatives and civil actions, French law makers took a critical step to establish gender equality in France by adopting The Nordic Model. On April 6th 2016, the French National Assembly recognized…
Nordic Model Now! a new UK-based grassroots group, has been formed to campaign for the Nordic Model approach to prostitution and for the abolition of prostitution and related practices, such as lapdancing, pornography and surrogacy.