Parliamentary Event: Decriminalise Sex Work in Scotland
Free
Parliamentary Event: Decriminalise Sex Work in Scotland

Parliamentary Event: Decriminalise Sex Work in Scotland

Event Information

Share this event
Date and Time
Location
Location

Scottish Parliament Building

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

SCOT-PEP is delighted to host an event in the Scottish Parliament to welcome Associate Professor Gillian Abel from the University of Otago, New Zealand to Scotland.  Gillian is a public health researcher and she has conducted extensive research into the impact of decriminalisation on the health and safety of sex workers in New Zealand.  Gillian's research has been highly influential in informing policy both in New Zealand and internationally and was central to the government's review of the Prostitution Law Reform Act.

In the last Parliamentary session SCOT-PEP worked with Jean Urquhart MSP to propose a Prostitution Law Reform (Scotland) Bill modelled on New Zealand's decriminalisation legislation.  Gillian's visit to Scotland provides an exciting opportunity to hear first hand how decriminalisation has impacted sex workers in New Zealand.  Come join us for a panel discussion around decriminalising sex work in Scotland.

Confirmed speakers:

Associate Professor Gillian Abel, University of Otago, New Zealand

Nadine Stott, Co-Chair, SCOT-PEP

Professor Jane Scoular, Law School, University of Strathclyde

Raven Bowen, University of York Sex Work Resarch Hub and SCOT-PEP Board Member

Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes

Luca Stevenson, International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe

We are grateful to Patrick Harvie MSP for hosting this event.

Please note that we must invite all guests personally to the Parliamentary event so this is an opportunity to register your interest in attending and invites will be forthcoming.

***UPDATE 22/09/16 - we are almost at capacity for the event.  If you are unable to reserve a space on Eventbrite please send an email to chair@scot-pep.org.uk and we'll put you on a reserve list in case of cancellations.

Share with friends
Date and Time
Location

Scottish Parliament Building

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved