Emergency Corona Action

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Corona puts the already very vulnerable women in the sex trade at even more risk. Call on our elected representatives to take emergency steps, create a properly resourced plan and put it into action – urgently:

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Send to your MP/MSP/Welsh Assembly member (and, if in London, ALL London Assembly Members) via Write to Them

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The Letter:

Take Action on The Sex Trade and Corona – a Public Health Hazard

Corona puts women in the sex trade at extreme risk:

• Women continue to see punters – with huge risk of social contagion

• Many women in this industry have underlying physical conditions putting them at even more risk

• Most/all will also have underlying mental health issues making it even harder to access financial or other support

• If women do not see punters, income is reduced/gone with often no means to replace it

• Those who are self-isolating are invariably in abusive relationships (pimps/abusive partners)

• Corona poverty is already driving an increase in women entering ’soft’ branches of the industry (witness a spike in Web Camming). These are harmful in themselves and a feeder for full blown prostitution

• Post Corona poverty will mean women will be drawn into the sex trade en masse (and this will be actively promoted by the industry)

Take urgent steps and dedicate meaningful resources to plan and put in place support for this extremely vulnerable group. This could mirror the steps taken to house rough sleepers in hotels alongside specialist support staff (£10 million has been dedicated to this in Wales alone).

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