Affirmative consent is an active, voluntary, and mutual decision to engage in sexual activity. The concept of affirmative consent emphasises the need for clear and enthusiastic communication of willingness to engage in sexual activity, rather than simply the absence of a “no.” Affirmative…
Abortion is a criminal offence in Britain. The Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (OAPA 1861) introduced abortion-related offences and threatened women with life imprisonment for trying to procure their own abortion. The OAPA 1861 was passed before the invention of the lightbulb and before women had…
Public sexual harassment
Public sexual harassment (PSH) is the unwanted comments and gestures most commonly directed to women and girls. These can include damaging acts such as misogynistic, racist or bigoted comments, following, flashing, or groping.
Change the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
The presumption of child contact is a practice utilized in family courts to presume “it is a child’s best interests to have a relationship with both their parents and compelling reasons need to be given for…
Sex for Rent
Sex for Rent is an illegal and exploitative practice that forces vulnerable individuals, primarily women, into exchanging sexual acts for housing accommodations. This practice is deeply concerning as it preys on the most vulnerable members of our society and perpetuates a cycle of…