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19th-Century social reformer who campaigned to prevent women being forced by poverty into prostitution. She gave refuge to prostitutes in her Liverpool home and worked for legislative change.

Josephine Butler

Josephine Butler Society (UK)

A pressure group fighting against exploitation of prostitutes and the marginalisation of those who can be forced into prostitution by poverty and abuse.It lobbies Government on prostitution issues and liaises with statutory and voluntary agencies.

Since prostitution is legal the JBS maintains that it is the duty of government:

  • to ensure that a legal occupation may be conducted in safety

  • to ensure that social welfare supports are available to all members of the community without discrimination

  • to provide protection for women and children who are criminally detained, violently abused or exploited by others who profit from their prostitution

  • to provide routes out of prostitution for those people who wish to abandon the occupation

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Josephine Butler Memorial Trust

Awards grants for projects, study and research consistent with Josephine Butler's ideals.

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