UK Feminista is a national organisation that was established to support individuals and organisations to take action for gender equality. It undertakes research, provides resources and training, influences public policy, and conducts campaigns on various issues. Its current main programmes of work centre around tackling sexism in schools, and ending commercial sexual exploitation. The application to Allen Lane related to its work focusing on addressing sexual exploitation.
In June 2020, the Allen Lane Foundation agreed a £10,000 grant to UK Feminista. The funding will enable the organisation to work with, and support, victims/survivors of commercial sexual exploitation to input into public policy, through contributing to consultations and working with policy-makers. It is vital that survivors of sexual exploitation are able to share their experiences with policy makers and input into the policy-making process. Survivors’ insights into how and why exploitation occurs are crucial to developing policy that works effectively to prevent sexual exploitation in the future.