Leaving prison is a challenging process for women. For street sex-working women, these challenges are exacerbated by the complexity of their needs. I’m One25’s Criminal Justice Caseworker, and I’ve just published new research on their experiences and how we can better help them at a critical point for their recovery.
“We have a situation where women would rather stay in a ‘home’ where there is sexual exploitation and domestic abuse, than sleep rough on the streets. This should not be a choice that any woman has to make.” Faced with a night of abuse or sleeping on the streets, what would you do? With no money or support networks, it’s a stark choice faced by…
UNICEF’s report shows horrendous levels of sexual violence in UK to girls under 15. Many young women have fled this abuse and find themselves street sex-working.
“I just feel blessed. Yes, I was broken, but I’m not unrepairable.”