SPACE International – International Award Winner – 2014

Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment.

SPACE is an international organisation committed both to raising the public’s consciousness of the harm of prostitution and to lobbying governments to do something about it. SPACE includes members from France, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Canada, the US and the UK, formed to give voice to women who have survived the abusive reality of prostitution. They press for political recognition of prostitution as sexually abusive exploitation, and, as a response, for criminalisation of the demand for paid sex. They advocate for the implementation of the Nordic Model, which decriminalises prostituted persons, criminalises those who buy them, and provides viable exit strategies including education and training.