Today MP Diana Johnson will be putting forward “ten minute rule motion” in support of criminalising buyers of sex (known as the “Nordic Model”). As an organisation with a long standing history of working with sexworkers, we know that criminalisation of clients makes it less safe for women to work as we have been told … Continue reading Basis oppose today’s 10 minute bill to introduce “Nordic Model” by Diana Johnson MP
We are incredibly grateful and humbled by the support from everyone on this fundraiser, first and foremost of course Grace who started this initiative. We have been overwhelmed by all your generosity, big and small and your words of support for Grace as well as our work. Her work will not only ensure we have … Continue reading Van Fundraiser – thank you!
Last Friday saw the launch of a month long campaign against the Managed Approach in Leeds. While we recognise the subject matter divides opinion, we have also seen many opinions being offered that may not reflect the reality of our work and as an evidence-based organisation we would like to make the following statement in … Continue reading Basis Response to Action Against Managed Approach
Basis Yorkshire are 1 of 5 partners in the STAGE Project which brings together Changing Lives, GROW, A Way Out, Together Women, Basis Yorkshire and Women Centre to provide trauma-informed support for women who have been groomed for sexual exploitation. The exploitation of women and girls who are targeted, who often have existing vulnerabilities, such … Continue reading Improved housing for adult survivors of sexual exploitation
Basis Yorkshire very much welcome the outcome of the Independent Review and it’s finding that the Managed Approach (MA) should remain and be further evolved: the report is categorical in stating that ‘the health and safety of on-street sex workers has been greatly improved’. For nearly 30 years, we have remained steadfast in our commitment … Continue reading Statement on Independent Review into the MA