A 7 POINT STRATEGY FOR ERADICATING COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

 

1

Comprehensive primary prevention that supports healthy relationships and sexuality

4

Support and harm reduction services for people involved in prostitution

2

Increased public awareness of the causes and impact of prostitution as a form of gender based violence

5

Support for people who wish to leave prostitution, and to help them recover from their experiences

3

Capacity-building so that staff in mainstream and specialist services have the right skills to meet the needs of those involved in prostitution

6

Decriminalising selling sex in a public place (section 46) and removing such convictions from the record

7

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Strategy has been adapted from the 7 Point Strategy created by the Encompass Network in Scotland. The full strategy will be available to download HERE once it has been published. 

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