Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Purpose of the group

  1. We understand CSE to be a function of gender inequality, and a form of gender-based violence. We work to the Scottish Government’s National Violence Against Women and Girls Approach, Equally Safe, and their definition of Violence Against Women, which includes prostitution, pornography, trafficking, lap-dancing, stripping, pole-dancing and table-dancing as forms of commercial sexual exploitation. We believe that these activities have been shown to be harmful for individuals involved and can have a negative impact on the position of all women through the objectification of women’s bodies. It is essential to separate sexual activity from exploitative sexual activity. 
  2. We promote the pursuit of legislation which prevents and challenges demand for commercial sexual exploitation.
  3. Therefore, we support a change in the current legislative balance of criminalisation, from prosecuting/penalising/criminalising those individuals who have been exploited in prostitution towards a challenge demand approach: penalising those who create the demand (purchasers).
  4. We believe the law should support those involved in selling sexual activity in exiting/planning to exit prostitution.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 19 November 2019

This meeting will be held at 5.30pm. This meeting will include the AGM.

Agendas/Links

Minutes

Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Chris Hall

Ann Hall

Catriona Laird

Ann Hayne

Gunilla Ekberg

Heather Russell

Trish Godman

Steve Rawbone

Marlyn Glen

Hannah Sanderson

Sally Trethewie

Susan Moffat

Billie Wealleans

Organisations

Routes Out - secretariat 

ACTS

Scottish Women’s Convention

LGBT Youth Scotland

The Salvation Army

Graduate Women Scotland

FiLiA

Women’s Equality Party

The Free To Live Trust

Scotland North Soroptimists

Nordic Model Now

Scottish Women’s Aid

Scottish Women’s Convention

European Network of Migrant Women

International Justice Mission

Community Safety Glasgow

The TARA Service

Women’s Support Project

Scottish Trade Union Congress

Notbuyingit

Soroptimist international

Cahira

Project Turnkey

Women for justice

Get involved

Next meeting:
19 November 2019

Contact:

[email protected]

Tel:

Contact

Rhoda Grant MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5766

 

Cross Party Groups and GDPR

Please note that some Cross-Party Groups have external organisations that provide secretariat support to the Group. These organisations manage your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The links to the privacy policies, of the organisations that have provided them to the Scottish Parliament are available on our website.

This website is using cookies.
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.