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Developing a theoretical framework on prostitution with the National Women’s Council

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Developing a theoretical framework on prostitution with the National Women's Council of Ireland

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This research which is funded by the Irish Research Council under the New Foundations 2020 Scheme (Strand 1a: Engaging civic society) is being conducted as part of the UCD Sexual Exploitation Research Programme

Research aims and objectives

This research aims to develop a theoretical framework on prostitution with the National Women’s Council which is compatible with their goal of achieving gender equality, respects individual choice and sexual autonomy, and also recognises how individuals are constrained in their choices by structural, socio-economic and cultural forces. It aims to develop a critical understanding of consent within the prostitution contract and whether the buying of sexual access to some women’s bodies undermines the movement for meaningful sexual consent for all.

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