Updates from Rosie Campbell OBE CEO

Sex Work & Hate Crime: Book Chapter By Genesis CEO

In April a new book was published by Policy Press “Responding to Hate Crime: The Case for Connecting Policy and Research” Chakraborti, N and Garland J (eds) ISBN 978 1 44730876 8.

Genesis CEO Rosie Campbell has a chapter in the book entitled “Not Getting Away With It: Linking Sex Work and Hate Crime in Merseyside” . Rosie has been a pioneer working with police colleagues and other in Merseyside in the late noughties to introduce the policy of treating crimes against sex workers as hate crime and her PhD research (based at University of Durham), on which the chapter is based has examined the approach of treating crimes against sex workers as hate crime has pioneered research and theory on sex work and hate crime.

Contributing to EU Research & Knowledge Exchange

Our CEO Rosie Campbell is one of the UK participants in the 4 year European Union funded COST ProsPol network and initiative “Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance”.  Prostpol aims to exchange, enhance and compare knowledge about prostitution policies across Europe. It will offer insights into the empirical effects and contexts of various regulatory regimes and  seeks to inform future prostitution research and policy, including comparative work between different prostitution policy regimes and their effects.

During 3rd-6th April Rosie took part in the 2nd Action Meeting of the Group in Athens, Greece hosted by, Panteion University, Athens. She represented Genesis and University of Leeds, where she is a Visiting Research Fellow and taking part in this initiative with Dr Teela Sanders (Reader in Sociology). She attended events with internationally reknown experts on sex work and contributed to the Policy working group, which  is producing a document with up to date reports on each participating country. Rosie with colleagues Professor Jane Scoular (Strathclyde University), Dr Teela Sanders (University of Leeds) and Professor Phil Hubbard (University of  Kent) are authoring t the chapter on sex work law and policy in England Wales.