All you need to know about Nordic Model Now’s ‘Students for sale’ conference on 15 October: aims, speakers, where to get tickets, press contact, etc. Read More
PRESS RELEASE: Campaign group launches handbook for universities as an alternative to the Leicester student ‘sex work’ toolkit
Nordic Model Now! today launches a handbook for universities setting out a holistic approach to supporting students caught up in the sex industry. Read More
PRESS RELEASE: Campaign group calls on the University of Leicester to scrap its student sex work toolkit
We’ve launched a petition calling on the University of Leicester to scrap its student sex work toolkit – which reads like a guide to getting into the sex industry. Read More
PRESS RELEASE: Independent Review into controversial Holbeck red-light zone in Leeds failed to consider equality implications & made claims NOT backed up by data
After pressure from local residents, last year Leeds City Council commissioned a so-called ‘Independent Review’ into the operation of the decriminalised red-light zone in Holbeck, Leeds – officially known as the ‘Managed Approach’. This was undertaken by the University of Huddersfield and their final report was released on Friday, 10 July 2020.
The report claims that the Managed Approach is a significant success. However, the Nordic Model Now! campaign group has identified numerous flaws in the report. Read More
PRESS RELEASE: Northern Ireland is failing to implement Clause 6 legislation
Northern Ireland is failing to implement Clause 6 legislation to prosecute sex buyers and to provide a programme of support to help the (mostly) women out of prostitution. Nordic Model Now! reports on this and its serious criticism of the review of the operation of the law commissioned by the Northern Ireland Department of Justice. Read More
PRESS RELEASE: Over 50 organisations sign open letter condemning the Law Commissioners’ surrogacy consultation
The UK and Scottish Law Commissioners’ joint consultation on opening up commercial-style surrogacy in the UK ends today (11th October 2019). The proposals and the methodology of the consultation have been heavily criticised by numerous women’s groups from the United Kingdom and around the world in an open letter sent to the UK and Scottish Law Commissioners today. The open letter, organised by campaign group, Nordic Model Now! was also signed by hundreds of concerned individuals. Read More
Campaigners call for BMA to reject junior doctors’ policy of full decriminalisation of the sex trade
More than 30 organisations and 290 individuals have signed an open letter to the British Medical Association (BMA) calling on them to reject a new Junior Doctors’ policy backing the full decriminalisation of the sex trade as implemented in New Zealand. The motion was passed after less than 20 minutes of “debate” at the BMA Junior Doctors’ conference on 13 May. Read More
The ASA rules it’s OK to peddle prostitution to kids
Press release from campaign group, Not Buying It, about ASA, the Advertising Regulator’s ruling that placing porn and prostitution ads in a newspaper is ‘responsible marketing’ – as long as they are not on the back cover ‘because then children may see them in the shop or if the paper is left lying around the house’ Read More
Press release: Dennis Parsons is wrong: prostitution is not work; it is abuse
Campaign group Nordic Model Now! (NMN) takes the view that Councillor Dennis Parsons is seriously misguided in suggesting at the LibDem conference yesterday that schools should present prostitution as a valid career choice for girls. Read More
Press release: Vaz stepdown not enough; disgraced inquiry must GO
PRESS: For Immediate Release Campaign group Nordic Model Now! (NMN) welcomes the resignation of Home Affairs Select Committee chair Keith Vaz MP. But they say that his sex buying has discredited the committee’s Prostitution Inquiry findings and they will be protesting in Westminster later today to call for it to be scrapped.
Press release: Campaign group calls for the scrapping of Prostitution Inquiry
PRESS : For Immediate Release Campaign group, Nordic Model Now! (NMN), is demanding the immediate disbanding of the Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into prostitution after chair Keith Vaz MP is witnessed buying young males for sex.