Stop the Traffik is a global coalition working together to help stop the sale of people We believe that when people act things change. Our aim is to equip you to raise awareness and understanding of human trafficking, and tomake a difference and join the fight to STOP THE TRAFFIK.
English Collective of Prostitutes
Tel: 020-7482 2496
Crossroads Women's Centre
230a Kentish Town Road
London NW5 2AB
Since 1975, the International Prostitutes Collective has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalize sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages.
The raTrust is a charity dedicated to helping women and men involved in the sex industry. We are non-judgemental and support those working on the streets and in brothels. 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. In the six years that we have been operating we have met almost 5,000 sex workers in different situations. We have been successful in helping 51 women leave the world of prostitution and they are now living lives they had only dreamed of. At present we provide an outreach service for people working in the London boroughs of Redbridge and Newham but if you would like to meet us, we can travel to you. We provide sex workers with brochures and advice and, if they are ready, we can help them leave the sex industry. It is very important for us to keep them safe from HIV and sexually transmitted infections, which is why we give away hundreds of thousands of condoms every year.
SWISH is a charity project which supports anyone involved in the sex industry. Our services are completely free and confidential, and we provide clinics, support work, outreach and counselling services. We are part of Terrence Higgins Trust and we support women, men and trans people who work in the adult industries. Whether you are a new flat-based sex worker or an experienced porn actor, we can help you with a broad range of issues - from practical matters to support with emotional challenges. Whether you would just like to meet us for a one-off chat or whether you would like to work with us to create a plan tailored specifically to your needs, we’re here to help.
Member organisations are diverse and include; those that are located and managed within the national health service, local authority projects, third sector/voluntary organisations, sex worker led organisations and agencies with a faith based ethos and or/harm reduction and human rights. Some member organisations have sexual health and HIV prevention as a major focus for their work, others have a drugs, sex worker rights, or wider health remit. Protection from violence, promoting safety, housing support, education, alternative lifestyle choices, exiting and the sexual exploitation of young people are also addressed. Member organisations may be projects specifically for sex workers, or may address sex work issues within other agendas, such as youth work, drugs, sexual health, health promotion, or work with gay lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Individual members include academics and others with expertise in the area of sex work.
Whatever you want to talk about, we’re here to listen. We offer person-centred, non-directive empathetic listening, which means we will listen to you, we will let the conversation go in whatever direction you choose, and we will believe what you say, and we will never judge you. You don’t need to worry that you’re going to shock or upset us, whether you want to talk about self harm, about selling sex in exchange for drugs, or about your experiences of rape. Nothing that you say will make us think less of you. You don’t need to worry that your problem is “too small” to “bother” us with. This is a very common worry. If it is bothering you, and you think talking about it might help, we are here to listen. If you call and you don’t know what to say, we can help you by asking open questions, or we can sit quietly together until you want to start. We won’t be disconcerted if you are silent or if you want to cry. As current or former sex workers, we have a lot of collective life experience regarding the stigma that sex workers face. We are not counsellors or therapists, but we are trained in non-directive listening. We are not empowered to give legal advice, but we can help clarify some aspects of the law around sex work for you, and if we don’t have the answers, we can signpost you on to organisations and resources that will.
We aim to empower young people to feel they have the tools and confidence to support each other and have practical ways in which they can help their best friend around the issues of family relationships which can lead to early and forced marriage and dishonour based violence.
Our mission is to raise awareness about, and support survivors of, human trafficking and modern day slavery. The Sophie Hayes Foundation will support activities raising human trafficking awareness across social, business, governmental and political communities in order to challenge stereotypes, stimulate improved societal response, promote businesses to take responsibility, and ensure human trafficking and modern day slavery remain high on political agenda, as well as supporting survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery through career coaching and practical training for future sustainable employment free of Human Trafficking and Exploitation, and by working closely with other institutions and NGO's on similar projects.
Women’s Aid 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid)
The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, Southall Black Sisters can help with practical help and advice. Our holistic service aims to help women and children escape violence and abuse (including forced marriage and honour crimes) and deal with a range of inter related problems. Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) and minority ethnic women. For more than three decades we have been at the forefront of challenging domestic and gender violence locally and nationally.
Karma Nirvana is a registered Charity that supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse. We are your listening ear in confidence and many of us have the experience of forced marriage and issues related to honour based abuse. We are here for you when you’re at home or when you leave and will talk over the phone wherever you are. One of our key principles is that we never talk to or engage with your family. Our commitment and loyalty is to you and as we understand the fears when family members become involved.