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Pathways to Exit: How women leaving prostitution can be supported to rebuild their lives and regain their voice

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Pathways to Exit: How women leaving prostitution can be supported to rebuild their lives and regain their voice

A collaborative project in partnership with Ruhama and the Immigrant Council of Ireland

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Funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland – Covid-19 Response Fund

The majority of women in prostitution in Ireland are vulnerable young migrants. They face many adversities in their lives that both drive them into prostitution, and trap them within it, including poverty, severe financial pressures, homelessness, lack of English, insecure immigration status, and violence and coercion perpetrated by sex buyers, pimps and traffickers. All these existing adversities were further exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving many migrant women more entrenched in prostitution than ever before.

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