A 7 POINT STRATEGY FOR ERADICATING COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
Comprehensive primary prevention that supports healthy relationships and sexuality
Support and harm reduction services for people involved in prostitution
Increased public awareness of the causes and impact of prostitution as a form of gender based violence
Support for people who wish to leave prostitution, and to help them recover from their experiences
Capacity-building so that staff in mainstream and specialist services have the right skills to meet the needs of those involved in prostitution
Decriminalising selling sex in a public place (section 46) and removing such convictions from the record
Disrupting prostitution markets and reducing demand by criminalising or preparing to criminalise (challenging demand) the purchase of sex
These seven elements are intended to be pursued together to form the basis of local, national, and international strategies to eliminating commercial sexual exploitation. The elements have been developed through research and evidence, as well as consultation with survivors and service providers.
SASE's activities focus on these 7 elements as a blueprint for our work. Most notably, we support organisations to provide exiting and other support services (numbers 3, 4, and 5) and are developing projects related to trasnforming attitudes (number 1 and 7), removing convictions (number 6), and promoting employment (further work towards number 5).