Women from a group called Leeds ReSisters unfurled a banner on Whitehall Road in Holbeck this morning reading:
“City of Punters #WomenFriendlyCity #ChildFriendlyLeeds #Leeds2023”
The group are angry that Safer Leeds appear to be continuing with the Managed Approach to street sex work in Holbeck and called the recent Independent Review “a whitewash.” The banner was later taken down.
In a statement they list their demands as:
- their Council recognise prostitution as violence against women,
- provide appropriate exit services for women in prostitution,
- consider their Public Sector Equality Duty, and
- assess the Equalities impact of the Managed Approach on women and children in Leeds.
You can read Leeds ReSisters’ full statement here.