The Christian Institute - Prostitution News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/prostitution The latest prostitution news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:06:53 +0000 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:06:53 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) FEATURE Josephine Butler: devoted campaigner against sexual exploitation https://www.christian.org.uk/news/feature-josephine-butler-devoted-campaigner-against-sexual-exploitation/ Publicly recognised as one of the UK’s greatest humanitarians, Josephine Butler was instrumental in transforming the lives of women and girls. The effects are still felt today.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 09:33:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/feature-josephine-butler-devoted-campaigner-against-sexual-exploitation/
'You're siding with the pimps', former teen prostitute tells Lib Dems https://www.christian.org.uk/news/youre-siding-with-the-pimps-former-teen-prostitute-tells-lib-dems/ A former teen prostitute has accused the Liberal Democrats of ‘siding with pimps and punters’ by refusing to criminalise those who pay for sex.

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:34:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/youre-siding-with-the-pimps-former-teen-prostitute-tells-lib-dems/
Leeds red light district ‘hasn’t worked’, says pioneer https://www.christian.org.uk/news/leeds-red-light-district-hasnt-worked-says-pioneer/ One of the councillors instrumental in setting up Leeds’ legal prostitution zone has admitted that the project is a failure.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:15:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/leeds-red-light-district-hasnt-worked-says-pioneer/
‘Prostitution is violent and coercive and must be stopped’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/prostitution-violent-coercive-must-stopped/ Journalists have criticised attempts to legitimise prostitution.

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:32:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/prostitution-violent-coercive-must-stopped/
Brighton Uni students encouraged to try prostitution https://www.christian.org.uk/news/brighton-uni-students-encouraged-try-prostitution/ The University of Brighton has been criticised for allowing a group encouraging students into prostitution to run a stall at its annual Freshers’ Fair.

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Tue, 02 Oct 2018 11:42:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/brighton-uni-students-encouraged-try-prostitution/
Leeds prostitution zone ‘out of control’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/leeds-prostitution-zone-control/ Residents living near the managed red-light district in Leeds plan to protest every fortnight until it is removed.

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Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:11:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/leeds-prostitution-zone-control/
Legal prostitution zone ‘a disaster from day one’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/legal-prostitution-zone-disaster-day-one/ Leeds Council are under pressure to “rethink” their red light district, where prostitution is legal between 8pm and 6am seven days a week.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:54:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/legal-prostitution-zone-disaster-day-one/
Brothel owner boasts: 'Police turn blind eye to what I'm doing' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/brothel-owner-boasts-police-turn-blind-eye-im/ A brothel in central London is being allowed to operate without interference from the police, its owner has told the BBC.

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:55:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/brothel-owner-boasts-police-turn-blind-eye-im/
Columnists criticise Amnesty's 'dangerous' push for prostitution https://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnists-criticise-amnestys-dangerous-push-prostitution/ Columnists for The Guardian and The Times have accused Amnesty International of hypocrisy and feeding a system of sexual abuse by campaigning to decriminalise prostitution.

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:42:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnists-criticise-amnestys-dangerous-push-prostitution/
Amsterdam’s legal prostitution is 'commercialised rape' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/amsterdams-legal-prostitution-commercialised-rape/ A newspaper investigation has exposed the appalling conditions faced by women in Amsterdam’s red light district.

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:01:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/amsterdams-legal-prostitution-commercialised-rape/
‘Decriminalising prostitution harms women’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/decriminalising-prostitution-harms-women/ A feminist author has fiercely contested claims that decriminalising prostitution reduces harms against women.

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:21:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/decriminalising-prostitution-harms-women/
‘It’s not safe, it’s tragic’: former prostitute speaks out https://www.christian.org.uk/news/not-safe-tragic-former-prostitute-speaks/ A former prostitute has spoken against the sex trade, saying she “doesn’t understand how anyone could say prostitution isn’t dangerous”.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:59:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/not-safe-tragic-former-prostitute-speaks/
Feminist author: Reject cynical rebranding of prostitution https://www.christian.org.uk/news/feminist-author-reject-cynical-rebranding-prostitution/ Prostitution is not ‘sex work’ but a form of violence that views women as a commodity, a leading feminist has warned.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:51:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/feminist-author-reject-cynical-rebranding-prostitution/
Calls to decriminalise prostitution rejected by TUC https://www.christian.org.uk/news/calls-decriminalise-prostitution-rejected-tuc/ A motion calling for prostitutes to “have the same rights as those in other industries” has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:01:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/calls-decriminalise-prostitution-rejected-tuc/
Feminist campaigner tears into worldwide efforts to sanitise prostitution https://www.christian.org.uk/news/feminist-campaigner-tears-worldwide-efforts-sanitise-prostitution/ Far from being an empowering ‘human right’, prostitution puts women at risk of human trafficking, organised crime, and death, a prominent feminist has warned.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:03:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/feminist-campaigner-tears-worldwide-efforts-sanitise-prostitution/
Academic: 'Making prostitution illegal is sexist' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/academic-making-prostitution-illegal-sexist/ A Cambridge university academic has defended prostitution and claimed that relaxing the law would be good for society.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:26:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/academic-making-prostitution-illegal-sexist/
'Blind eye turned to sex saunas for decades' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/blind-eye-turned-sex-saunas-decades/ Police were forced to drop prosecutions of ‘sex sauna’ owners because of a decades-old document that encouraged them to turn a blind eye to the situation, it has been revealed.

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Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:47:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/blind-eye-turned-sex-saunas-decades/
Stop criminalising prostitutes & legalise brothels, MPs say https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stop-criminalising-prostitutes-legalise-brothels-mps-say/ Prostitutes in England and Wales should not be criminalised for soliciting and brothels should be legalised, a parliamentary group has said.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:30:26 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stop-criminalising-prostitutes-legalise-brothels-mps-say/
France criminalises the purchase of sex https://www.christian.org.uk/news/france-criminalises-the-purchase-of-sex/ MPs in France have made it illegal to pay for sex, in a move designed to curb prostitution.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:33:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/france-criminalises-the-purchase-of-sex/
Jeremy Corbyn: 'Decriminalise prostitution' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jeremy-corbyn-decriminalise-prostitution/ Jeremy Corbyn has faced strong criticism after it emerged that he is in favour of decriminalising prostitution.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:01:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jeremy-corbyn-decriminalise-prostitution/