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PROSTITUTION & SEX WORK

Many women become romantically involved with someone who manipulates or forces them into prostitution.

EMPOWERING WOMEN

Working with us – Making your own choices.

GROOMING - THE FACTS

Do you know if you are being groomed? Spot the signs to look out for.

TRAFFICKING - THE FACTS

4.5 million people are trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally.

MEN & BOYS

It is estimated that over 13,600 men in the UK are involved in male prostitution.

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA | ROCHFORD | CASTLE POINT

talk to someone: info@southendwave.org | text this number for more information: 07496 680555

Southend WAVE is a community-based project in Southend-on-Sea, Castle Point, and Rochford. Supporting women, men, transgender people, and young people who are involved in prostitution, being trafficked or being sexually exploited.

We work as a partnership of local organisations offering you support for the choices you’ve made & giving you options for the future. 

WHAT WE DO

Southend WAVE is a dedicated service for women, men and children who are involved in prostitution. If you have been trafficked from another country or within the UK and possibly experiencing sexual exploitation we can support you. We believe knowledge is power and we want to support you with our specialised services so you can have options when you make choices in the future.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Southend WAVE specialist services can work with if you are facing any of the issues below:

  • Finding stable accommodation
  • Education and learning new skills
  • Sexual Health testing
  • Debt Management
  • Drug or Alcohol Misuse
  • Mental Health
  • Reporting to the Police
  • Emotional and Therapeutic Support
  • Alternative Treatments – Mindfulness Yoga and Creative Art Groups
  • Support Groups

Women and men in prostitution or who have been trafficked have the right to report crimes committed against them, though many are afraid to come forward for a variety of reasons: they fear no one will believe them, they fear being arrested, they may feel ashamed, they don’t want anyone to know that they are working as a prostitute.

THE BARRIERS OF LEAVING PROSTITUTION

There can be many reasons why women and men do not or cannot leave prostitution.

THE EMOTIONAL EFFECTS OF PROSTITUTION

68% of the prostituted women interviewed met the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL ABUSE LINKS WITH PROSTITUTION

Becoming romantically involved with someone who manipulates or forces them into prostitution.

WATCH THIS VIDEO: “Paid For” with author Rachel Moran

Rachel Moran is a survivor of prostitution and sex trafficking, and author of ‘Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution’.

Southend WAVE Partners

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA | ROCHFORD | CASTLE POINT

talk to someone: info@southendwave.org | text this number for more information: 07496 680555