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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you on a reserve list in case of cancellations.