International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
Genesis activities to support 17th December started with an event hosted in partnership by Genesis and West Yorkshire Police at Elland Road Police Station which
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I work in a flat with another woman but we don’t work on the same days, does that mean we are legal?
If I get a visit from your outreach worker will everyone know who she is?
Did you know...
74% (of off street sex workers) cited the need to pay household expenses and support their children as the prime motivating factor.
People are much less likely to be convicted of murdering a prostitute than of any other murder. The conviction rate of 75% for murder drops to 26% when it comes to killings of women in prostitution
Women in prostitution are 18 times more likely to be murdered than the general population
70% of those involved in street prostitution have a history of Local Authority care. Nearly half report a history of childhood sexual abuse
A report in the British Medical Journal about client violence towards women in prostitution stated that of the 125 women in indoor prostitution contacted, 48% had experienced client violence.
The Government’s figures for 2002 show that there were 2,678 convictions for soliciting in comparison to only 993 convictions for kerb crawling
Over 90% of the women using Genesis’ New Futures project have experienced mental health problems.
In 2011 Genesis worked with around 250 individual women of whom about 40% were street based sex workers.
Between January 1990 and December 2006, 118 sex workers died or disappeared in circumstances that lead to a homicide investigation: 104 in England, 13 in Scotland and 1 in Northern Ireland – an average of 7 per year
“Louisa has been so supportive, if it wasn’t for the help of Genesis I don’t think I would be out of the sex industry. She has helped me maintain goals, which is the biggest motivation in my life right now. Thank you”
“Genesis has provided great support, I’m not sure if I could have changed my life around without you.”
“Without Genesis I would not be where I am now. It has been hard work but with their direction and support, I have bettered my life and grown as a person”