Bradford Murders - Take Action
In light of the tragic Bradford murders of three women in prostitution, we are calling on you to lobby key political
On April 1st, after months of financial difficulty, the Daily and Sunday Sport Newspapers ceased publication, with their parent company, Sport Media Group, facing liquidation:
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Press release from UK Feminista and OBJECT
Get your copy of OBJECT's new DVD of short video testimony of women who have worked in the lap dancing industry - Stripping the Illusion: The Lap Dancing Industry Exposed. The film is the result of a
Nominations for OBJECT's Board of Directors
Major Retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op and BP Petrol Stations have announced that they will sell lads mags on the top shelf or cover them up.
This move follows years of campaigning by OBJECT and a recent initiative by
Lap Dancing - Existing Clubs will not be Licensed as Cafes
Today, the Government announced its decision that local authorities will no longer be compelled to license any lap dancing club as a cafe but can instead consider them as a form
Lap Dancing - get your council to adopt new licensing
Thanks to your efforts, the Policing and Crime Act came into force on April 6th 2010 making it possible for
After months of lobbying by OBJECT, residents, local groups and others Hackney Council has decided to cap the number of lap dancing clubs that may operate in the borough.
In effect, the Council has adopted a form of 'nil policy' (which allows zero clubs in the borough). Their policy prevents any new clubs from opening but exempts the 5 clubs currently licensed - so allowing them to continue operating....
It is the 100th Anniversary of International Women's day this March - and there is an action packed calendar of events across
The Policing and Crime Bill received its Report Stage/ 3rd Reading on 19.05.09 and saw MPs forcefully call on the Government to strengthen lap dancing licensing reforms. MPs Lynda Waltho (Lab), David Lepper (Lab), Celia Barlow (Lab), Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Lab), Andrew Slaughter (Lab), Dan Rogerson (Lib-Dem) and Bob Spink (Independent) all
Press release from OBJECT 29.05.09
‘Joining up the Dots’ (pdf) a new report published today by OBJECT calls on the Government to take tough action to address the growing sexualisation of women in the media and popular culture. The report is timed to coincide with the final day of a Home Office consultation on
The Government has pledged to reform the licensing of lap dancing clubs by allowing councils to licence them as 'sex encounter venues'. However the reforms will be optional (so councils will have no requirement to adopt them) and contain a frequency-based exemption. Take
Licensing officials and councillors from across the country met with MPs and Peers at a Local Authority Evidence Hearing on Tuesday 31st March to urge the government to strengthen proposed reforms to lap dancing club licensing. Cross-party council representatives called for licensing reforms to be universally applied across England and Wales and for
Women's Officers passed a motion at NUS Women's Conference in Coventry this month to add their support to OBJECT and the Stripping the Illusion Campaign. The motion also calls on NUS Women's campaign to help raise awareness about the harmful effects that the objectification of women and the mainstreaming of the porn and sex industries has on how women are viewed and treated in society.
In 2009, OBJECT was honoured to receive not one but two prestigious awards as well as being 'highly commended' in another!
Capacity Builders Award
October 2009: OBJECT was thrilled to be awarded a prestigious Government-backed Capacity Builders Award after having been
A Decade of Porn Culture: Is it Time to Put Feminism back into Public Life?
Wed 20 Jan 2010
Speakers: Diane Abbott, MP; Caitlin Moran, Times Colunmnist;
On July 20th 2009 Mind the Gap London Student Feminists are organising a rally to protest against Miss England 2009. The rally will mark the 40th anniversary of bold feminist activism which succeeded in challenging sexist beauty pageants.
We have been busy over the Autumn speaking at party, trade union and activist conferences...
Press release from the Fawcett Society and OBJECT
Ex-lap dancers, Hackney residents and leading women’s rights and equality organisations urge Hackney to set a nil-limit for Sexual Entertainment Venues in the borough.
Hackney council is currently consulting
Today the Home Office published its Review on the Sexualisation of Young People with wide-ranging recommendations to address the media.
Each year over 3 million UK women experience rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, stalking, sexual exploitation and trafficking, female genital mutilation or crimes in the name of honour. The End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) has campaigned for four years for a cross-government integrated strategy to
Lap dancing licensing reforms as campaigned for by OBJECT and the Fawcett Society were introduced in a Home Office Bill (the Policing and Crime Bill) by
The Policing and Crime Bill will receive its 3rd Reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19th May. OBJECT, Fawcett Society, human rights organisations, local authorities and MPs are calling for the reforms to be universally applied across England and Wales and for the removal of a frequency loophole. The reforms will allow
The Demand Change! Campaign is delighted to announce a major victory for women exploited by the sex industry, as last night the House of Lords voted in favour of Clause 14 (formerly 13) of the Policing & Crime Bill, putting the rights of exploited