Home Affairs Select Committee recommends decriminalizing soliciting

Basis Yorkshire welcome today’s interim conclusions from the Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into the legislation of prostitution in the UK. In particular we welcome their clear and strong statement that soliciting should no longer be a crime as this has an adverse impact, leading to stigmatization and prevents sex workers from working safely and … Continue reading Home Affairs Select Committee recommends decriminalizing soliciting »

Basis Chair nominated for Yorkshire Women of Achievement

Kate Brown nominated for Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award We’re very proud that our Chair of Trustees Dr Kate Brown, lecturer and researcher at The University of York’s Dep. of Social Policy and Social Work has been nominated for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards.  She has been nominated in the category of Community Award … Continue reading Basis Chair nominated for Yorkshire Women of Achievement »

A  human perspective to the managed approach to Sex Work in Leeds

Ever since the news broke that the managed approach pilot was to become permanent, shortly after the murder of Daria Pionko in December 2015, the “managed area” became national news. At the time, as a small organisation supporting sex workers in Leeds  in support of the managed approach, we did not have the capacity to … Continue reading A  human perspective to the managed approach to Sex Work in Leeds »