This theme explores the issues surrounding women involved in prostitution who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and is being led by Expert Group members Martin Barnes, Chief Executive of Drugscope, and Davina James-Hanman, Director of Against Violence and Abuse (AVA). Read the theme round-up here.
In their blog, Davina James-Hanman and Martin Barnes write:
“At a time when ‘sex work’ can be normalised, and even glamourised, the reality is that women involved in prostitution often use drugs and/or alcohol to cope with selling sex (and the violence and abuse in their lives) and often sell sex to support addiction. It is a vicious circle.”
How do we make sure women get the right help, at the right time? We want to hear from practitioners on the ground and from women using services themselves, about what works and what support is missing.
In particular, we are keen to hear from a range of agencies including:
Please also submit any relevant research so we can gather this together to improve the support out there for women.
*All images used during this theme in emails and across http://www.rebuildingshatteredlives.org are stock images. The women photographed are not connected with the subject matter.
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