We need to make sure their needs are met now and in the future as well. Linda Thompson, national co-ordinator for the Women's Support Project and Encompass Network, said: "Women involved in selling or exchanging sex in all settings have faced some incredibly difficult times recently and we know esscorts hard it has been for them to overcome barriers for financial help.
She said: "Scotland's 'Equally Safe' strategy outlines our ambition for everyone to be equally safe and respected - where women and girls live free from all forms of violence and abuse and the attitudes that perpetuate that. She said it would help Scotland improve prevention, reduce harm and offer support for women involved. It said prostitution was a form of gender-based violence.
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It said prostitution is a form of commercial sexual exploitation, and attitudes which perpetuate that include the continuing demand for prostitution. Related Topics.
The consultation document said: "There has been a noticeable shift from on-street to indoor prostitution. Related Topics.
Research conducted by the Scottish government in highlighted the range of risks associated with prostitution, including general and mental health, and women's safety. The consultation, which will close on 10 December, will also seek views on how to raise awareness among young people about consent in healthy relationships. Stigma and the hidden nature of prostitution creates a barrier to engagement with mainstream services.
A consultation has been launched which ministers say will challenge men's demand for prostitution. Virus forces offline escofts workers to start again online She added: "Women involved in prostitution may be experiencing extreme hardship due to Covid as well as facing additional challenges which need to be addressed to ensure they have access to resources and support.
It would also provide clear approaches to support those who want to leave prostitution. The consultation document said the Scottish government was determined to ensure women and girls lived free from all forms of violence and abuse.