The WONDER Project

Working with women who are in prison, or who have recently been released, is a big part of what we do at Doorway Women’s Services. We’ve now extended this to working with women who have just been arrested. By getting involved at the point women first enter the criminal justice system, we hope to have an even greater impact and really help them to turn their lives around. Known as WONDER, it’s hoped this project will help women across Norfolk to get the help and support they really need.

International Women’s Day 2017

Wednesday 8th March 2017 is International Women’s Day. This year the theme of the day is ‘be bold for change’. The public are being encouraged to call on the masses, or call on themselves, to help forge a better, more inclusive, gender equal world. Events will take place in all corners of the globe and on social media, giving you plenty of opportunities to get involved and make a difference.

Why the VAWG Campaign is so important

More than 20 years after the UN General Assembly’s declaration on the elimination of violence against women, more than one in three women still experiences physical or sexual violence at some point during their lives. Some studies put the figure even higher, estimating that up to 70% of women suffer violence from a partner or non-partner.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Violence against women is a serious issue in societies the world over. As UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon says, “Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price”.

Staying safe and knowing your rights

For all sex workers in the UK, safety is one of the most important issues. Working conditions often make staying safe difficult, especially as the law can force sex workers to operate alone, isolating them from people that can help them in an emergency. If you work in the sex industry and want to stay secure, read our guide to staying safe and knowing your rights.

The Benefits of Outreach Work

When working to support people involved in the sex industry, initial engagement with sex workers can often be one of the biggest challenges we face. As many sex workers aren’t sure where to look for help, one of the best ways to boost awareness of our services is to go directly to them.

How Will Brexit Affect the Sex Work Industry?

If the UK votes to leave the EU, the consequences will be significant and far reaching. One issue that hasn’t been widely discussed however is how the Brexit would affect the sex industry.

Sex work in the news

Thanks to the public’s fascination with the industry, sex work is often in the news both in the UK and around the world. So far in 2016, sex work and sex workers have make headlines for a number of reasons. We’re taking a quick look at some of the most important stories to help keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in the industry.

Sex work and dating apps

As dating apps offer an easy and effective way to directly connect with thousands of people in the local area, sex workers have begun using apps to contact existing clients and meet new ones. Though this is generally safer than working on the street, it does come with its own dangers and sex workers using apps to find clients need to be aware of the risks they’re taking.

Ugly Mugs and Other Ways to Stay Safe in the Sex Industry

Though many women who work in the sex industry go out of their way to ensure their working practises are safe and secure - and organisations across the country are working hard to ensure women are protected from harm –unfortunately, sex workers are still much more likely to suffer a violent attack than women working in other sectors.