OBJECT present evidence at the Leveson Inquiry to end Page 3
Along with other women's organisations Eaves, End Violence Against Women Coalition, and Equality Now, OBJECT presented evidence yesterday at the Leveson Inquiry calling for an end to the persistent portrayal of women as sex objects in the Page 3 tabloid press.
|Leveson witnesses outside the Royal Courts of Justice (l-r) Anna van Heeswijk (OBJECT), Jacqui Hunt (Equality Now), Heather Harvey (Eaves) and Marai Larasi (EVAW).
Photograph: The Guardian.
Campaigns Manager Anna van Heeswijk says: "This Inquiry presents a golden opportunity to tackle the Page 3 portrayal of women in the press. We presented the evidence, we suggested the solutions, now we keep up the pressure until Leveson, and ultimately the Government, take the action!"
Find out more
You can see the evidence hearing via the media player above, or on the official Leveson Inquiry website (from 104 minutes in).
Read some of the media coverage on The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC News and Journalism.co.uk, with even more found on our website's OBJECT in the News section.
Read the joint press release from the organisations presenting evidence here.
Read the original submission made to the Inquiry together with Turn Your Back on Page 3 in Decemebr here.
And, read the additional witness statement presented to the Inquiry by Anna van Heeswijk, including links to exhibits here.
None of this could be achieved without your support, thank you.
To help us continue our groundbreaking work against sex-object culture, please encourage a friend (or two!) to become a member. Or donate the value of a celebratory drink or treat. Or do both! Just think of the difference it would make if everybody did this.
There is more to go, and more to come, and we look forward to taking on the next stages of the campaign together - Watch this space!