Esther, sex trade survivor and activist, explains the institutional failure exposed by the decision of the NPCC and the National Crime Agency to collaborate with the University of Leicester in “research” into how websites that facilitate sexual exploitation can “address” sexual exploitation. Read More
Another sex trade propaganda project from Leicester University
Professor Teela Sanders, who was behind the Leicester ‘student sex work toolkit’ is leading a new publicly funded project “to examine how websites which promote and/or facilitate sex work can address sexual exploitation”. In this article we argue that these websites are corporate pimps and need closing down – not legitimising by misguided “research”. Read More
Leicester University confirms it has withdrawn its ‘student sex work toolkit’
Leicester University has responded to our FOI request confirming that it has withdrawn its ‘student sex work’ toolkit and training. Yasmin Quayyum, NMN Campaigns Manager, gives a brief summary of the campaign. Read More
The launch of the NMN Handbook for Universities
An edited transcript of our November 2021 webinar to launch the Nordic Model Now! Handbook for Universities, featuring Professor Kathleen Richardson and survivors, Lily and Andrea Heinz. Read More
The University of Leicester reveals its “student sex work” project is a “substantial commercial” opportunity
Not content with grooming young women to accept a life of sexual use and young men to accept a life as sexual predators, Leicester University also wants to profit from that. Read More
The ESRC appears to have pulled funding for the Leicester “student sex work” project
We have heard from the ESRC that they are no longer funding the development of the “student sex work” toolkit or training. We still have questions, however… Read More
Who benefits when we promote “sex work” to students?
Yes, pimps and other capitalists benefit from a thriving sex industry, and so do men, but why do so many young women also cheerlead the “sex work is real work” propaganda and full decriminalisation of this toxic and sexist industry? Read More
More misinformation and sex trade expansionist propaganda from the University of Leicester
Analysis of the new version of the University of Leicester’s “Student Sex Work Toolkit for Staff in Higher Education” and other news. Read More
Nordic Model Now! delivers Leicester ‘Student Sex Work’ petition
Brief account of handing the petition to revoke the ‘Student Sex Work’ policy and toolkits to the University of Leicester and our response to their official statement: The toolkit is in effect a grooming kit. Read More
Distorting mirrors: The second Leicester student “sex work” training session
Analysis of the second training session delivered to dozens of UK universities – revealing a profound cognitive dissonance between the trainers’ claims and the reality exposed by the case studies they present. Read More
71 reasons for signing the petition to revoke Leicester University’s ‘student sex work toolkit’
A selection of the brilliant comments that people left on the petition explaining why they were signing it. Read More
The ‘student sex work’ training: supporting students or shameless propaganda? You decide.
A detailed account of the “student sex work” training that a team from Leicester University is delivering to students and staff at British universities. Read More
Universities are training students to believe prostitution is a normal job
Diane Abbott MP was quite right to call out the commodification of sexuality that is being encouraged at British universities. 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
Does the Leicester student ‘sex work’ toolkit comply with equality legislation?
What the University of Leicester’s response to our FOI request reveals about whether their student ‘sex work’ policy and toolkits comply with UK equality legislation. Read More
What’s wrong with the Leicester Student Sex Worker Policy and Toolkit?
While it doesn’t explicitly promote prostitution as a reasonable response to students’ economic hardship, that’s the implicit message – along with the suggestion that buying sex is an ethically neutral activity… Read More