by Emma Waldron - 9 months ago
Today Turn off the Red Light has launched it’s campaign to end prostitution and sex slavery in Ireland. Sex trafficking of young women in a modern form of slavery. It exploits the vulnerable and the young. Anna was 14 years old when she was first exploited in prostitution.
14 years old is the age that many of us had our first crush, our first kiss, our first boyfriend. Anna had her first sexual encounter as a prostitute. Women in the sex industry suffer serious harm emotionally and physically being forced to provide sex to numerous men on a daily basis.
Young girls like Anna are controlled by the person running their prostitution agency, they never know who or how many people they are expected to have sex with. They are often made to fell worthless so that they feel that they are nothing without their agent. Many people argue that prostitution is a harmless encounter made between two consenting adults. But this is not true. Most women in prostitution had few choice when they entered the sex industry. Turn off the red light campaign wants to end prostitution and the sale of sex in Ireland.
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Here at emmawaldron.com we urge you to get involved
. This is a serious issue. Show your support by tweeting about the campaign using the hashtag #annawas14
Together our voice will be heard.