Today is National Trafficking Awareness Day
Modern slavery is an umbrella term that encompasses the offences of human trafficking and slavery, servitude or compulsory labour. There is currently no statutory definition of sexual exploitation for adults, however there is a definition that applies to children and adults.
Sex trafficking is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.it has been called a form a human slavery because of the way victims is forced into sexual acts. Usually ‘non’ consensually.
Perpetrators of this crime are called ‘sex trafficker’s’ -people who manipulate /coerce victims to engage in various forms of commercial sex. Sex traffickers use force, fraud, coercion, as they recruit and transport victims.
We at the Women’s Project (ASWS) support people in situations where they’re trapped, coerced, or forced to take part in sexual activity. We are dedicated to helping women and men involved in the sex industry within the Staffordshire area.
We are a non-judgemental, confidential service and support those working on the streets and any type of sex work. Our aim is to help people who experience physical violence, rape, sexual abuse, torture, discrimination and other issues that can result in long-term physical and mental health illness. We support the partnership approach supporting victims.
If you are in immediate danger:
- Always call the police, and always dial 999 if it is an emergency. They have a duty to protect and help you.
- Women’s project/ASWS-Brighter futures – 01782 286862