In this edition, we explore the dual experience of women selling or exchanging sex with the criminal justice system. On one hand, we look at the different barriers that can prevent women from reporting violence, and on the other, what happens when women have been criminalised for selling sex or other activities. To understand this contradictory experience, in this issue you will find:
- Two insights articles delving into women's experiences as victims of a crime and when being criminalised
- Interview with Routes Out on advocating for women who who have to engage with the justice system.
- An interview with Julie Swede, a survivor of prostitution who challenged the disclosure of prostitution-related convictions
- And a range of resources and interesting reads with stories and facts about women involved in selling or exchanging sex.
Until next time,
The CSE Aware Information and Resources Officer