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Developments in Prostitution Policy

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One day conference to be held at London South Bank University


Friday 15th May 2009 9.30am – 4.30pm
London South Bank University
Keyworth Street
London SE1 6NG


Aims of the Conference

The main aim of this conference is to present and discuss some of the key issues associated with prostitution. Over the past few years there have been a number of policy developments associated with prostitution. These have centred around the issues of the demand for paid sexual services, human trafficking and exiting prostitution. At the same time significant changes have been taking place in relation to street prostitution, as well as in the ways in which prostitution is policed. The relationship between the police and people involved in prostitution has changed significantly in recent years, as a result of which questions have been raised about the role of the police in regulating prostitution. In 2008, following a six-month review of legislative and non-legislative approaches to tackling demand for prostitution, the Government introduced new measures addressing demand in the Policing & Crime Bill. As the proposed legislation proceeds through Parliament, the debate around prostitution has intensified. This conference will explore the latest developments in UK prostitution policy, in particular demand for prostitution and exiting development.

Benefits of Attending

The main benefits of attending include:

  • To gain a better understanding of recent research and current debates
  • To identify the major issues associated with both on street and off street prostitution
  • To consider the policy options in detail

Who Should Attend

This conference will be of interest to people working directly or indirectly with prostitution in its different forms. In particular it will be of interest to practitioners, activists, policy makers and academic researchers. The conference will have significant relevance to those involved in either receiving or providing support services for people in prostitution or those engaged in the policing of prostitution.

Speakers

  • Fiona Mactaggart, Labour MP for Slough
  • Gunilla Ekberg, Co-Executive Director, CATW International
  • Kevin Hyland, Head of CO14 Clubs & Vice
  • Cate Briddick, Legal Officer, Rights of Women
  • Laura Seebohm, Manager of Women’s Services & Kelle Holliday, Support Worker for the GAP Project, Tyneside Cyrenians
  • Gelen Hepburn, Manager, ‘Make a Change’, Public Protection Social Inclusion & Diversity Directorate, Suffolk County Council
  • Chair: Julie Bindel, POPPY Consultant & Journalist

Cost

£95 per person, including lunch, tea & coffee

N.B. A discounted rate of £65 is available for charities, NGOs and other eligible parties – please telephone 020 7815 6934 to enquire about this rate.

For Further Information

For information please contact:

The Enterprise Support Unit on info.esu@lsbu.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7815 6944 / 34

Booking Details:

To reserve a place, please complete the booking form, detach and return it to:
Enterprise Support Unit, RBDO,
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA
Tel: 020 7815 6944 / 34
Fax: 020 7815 6966
Email: info.esu@lsbu.ac.uk
Website: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/enterprise/