Escaping prostitution: The challenges of life after the sex industry

Escaping prostitution: The challenges of life after the sex industry

Escaping prostitution: The challenges of life after the sex industry

Updated 10 September 2012, 10:46 AEST

Women who leave the sex industry face a series of challenges that can continue long after they've left the job behind.

Some women who enter the sex industry do so willingly. Others are forced into a life of selling sex for money.

Regardless, when a woman wants to leave the industry there are enormous challenges to overcome - from social and cultural shame to physical threats of violence and ongoing debt to pimps.

Radio Australia’s Sally Warhaft spoke to Kelly Hinton the Executive Director of Melbourne based organisation Project Respect and Yumni Lee, one of the co-founders of Salim Centre in South Korea, two organisations that assist women in leaving the sex industry.

 

Presenter: Sally Warhaft

Speaker: Kelly Hinton, Executive Director of Project Respect; Yumni lee, co-founder of Salim Centre

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