JALNA HANMER

FEMINIST CAMPAIGNS

CAMPAIGN TO END THE LEEDS SEX TRADE

The so-called Managed Zone or Managed Approach in the Holbeck area of Leeds was set up by the West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council to allow men access to prostituted women without fear of arrest. This talk will cover the experiences and responses of residents in the area, those of prostituted women and campaigning by CELST, the Campaign to End the Leeds Sex Trade.

About Jalna: Jalna Hanmer is a Professor of Women’s Studies who has been influential in developing our theory and understanding of male violence against women and established early Women’s Studies courses at the University of Bradford.  In 1974 Jalna was involved in setting up the National Women’s Aid Federation (NWAF) and later the Women’s Aid Federation England (WAFE). She also was part of the organising group for the international conference on multiple forms of violence against women (WOVA) held in Brighton in 1996. She was a founder member of the radical feminist journal, Trouble & Strife, and is a founder member of Feminist Archive North. 50 years on from her first involvement with the women’s movement, Jalna is now involved in a new campaign - Campaign to End the Leeds Sex Trade. 

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