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  • Equality in Clubs

    In 2024, the Garrick held a historic vote to allow women to become members of the club after nearly 200 years of firmly denying them equal access and status. This victory is a step in the right direction, but there are still discriminatory clubs which…

    Equality in Clubs
  • Spiking

    Spiking incidents refer to the act of administering substances to individuals without their knowledge or consent, with the intent of intoxicating or harming them. Spiking can occur through drink spiking or needle spiking, both of which pose serious risks to individuals’ safety.

    While…

    Spiking
  • Affirmative Consent

    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…

    Affirmative Consent
  • Decriminalise abortion

    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…

    Decriminalise abortion
  • 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.

    Public sexual harassment
  • Change the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents

    The presumption of child contact is a practice utilized in family courts to presumeit is a child’s best interests to have a relationship with both their parents and compelling reasons need to be given for…

    Change the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
  • 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…

    Sex for Rent
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