Zero Tolerance thinks that these venues contribute to a sleazy, sexist, objectifying culture, which normalises gender inequality and increases violence against women. We would rather they didn’t exist. But, sometimes, change comes in increments.
by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp
Here at Zero Tolerance, we’re keeping tabs on various developments including the Scottish Government’s consultation on a new domestic abuse offence; legislation on Human Trafficking; and legislation to create a new licensing regime for Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs). This blog is an update on the last of these – SEVs, or lap-dancing clubs, as most people call them.
"Concern with a small subsection in a bill to licence air weapons might seem far removed from our usual work of supporting early years workers to challenge gender inequality, ortraining youth workers to challenge abuse and exploitation in teen relationships; however there are important connections to be made."
by Zero Tolerance Capacity Building Officer, Liz Ely