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Collaboration and Partnerships are key to ending systems of prostitution!

 

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Prostitution, Trafficking and Traumatic Stress,

Edited by Dr. Melissa Farley.

"Been There Done That: SAGE, A Peer Leadership Model Among Prostitution Survivors" by Norma Hotaling, Autumn Burris, et. al., 2003

 

Unheard Voices of Redemption: Transforming Oppression into Hope,
Autumn Burris' Full Statement to the United Nations, 2012
Edited by Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta
*Please order a copy through the Contact us Page*

Law Enforcement:

An Important Read

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Prostitution: Upholding Women's Rights as Human Rights with the Equality Model,

by Autumn Burris, 2019

WHY PARTERSHIPS?
The complex needs of victims in their transformation to survivors and potentially leaders must met through a myriad of collaborations.  
Here are a few reasons:
1).  The collaboration between service providers and law enforcement are essential to helping the individual understand that they are not a criminal.
2).  Access to a wide variety of legal, medical, dental and psychological professionals is essential to assessing the victims' needs and providing high quality, professional care.
3).  Knowledge of and access to a variety of emergency, treatment and transitional housing options for youth and adult/female and male survivors is critical to assisting survivors.  Specific housing for this population is preferable over mixing of client populations (i.e. domestic violence).
4).  Resources for basic needs must be readily available.  For example: food/drinks, clothing, toiletries.   Victims/Survivors often arrive with nothing.
5). Peer advocacy, education and service provision should be provided from emergency response to aftercare.  Survivors come with a set of needs/challenges that are often not understood by professionals: legal, medical/dental personnel, or law enforcement.
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Prostitution Narratives, Edited by Caroline Norma and Melinda Tankart Reist,

No Life for a Human Being

by Autumn Burris, 2016

All Hands In

“There are many jurisdictions that are predominantly White yet the most being exploited, arrested and children taken into custody are women of color. There is a big problem of Black and Brown bodies being treated differently from White bodies. It’s not that people of color do more drugs, are more engaged in criminal behavior, it’s that they are more vulnerable, more targeted by the police for prostitution and other crimes. There is a connection and a disparity from police profiling, arrest, incarceration rates, sentencing, and recidivism. When a White person goes missing, you hear about it every five minutes. In contrast, when Black and Brown bodies go missing you don’t hear about their disappearance anywhere near as often, if at all.”

~Autumn Burris, Founder, Survivors for Solutions, featured in ECPAT-USA’s “Survivor Perspective” blog series

Link: Acknowledging Historical and Ongoing Harm 

TIP Report 2021, pg. 39-link below

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Routledge Research in Women's Mental Health: Understanding Complex Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth in Survivors of Sex Trafficking: Foregrounding Women's Voices for Effective Care and Prevention by Heather Evans, foreword by Autumn Burris (2022)

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