Resources & Links
Collaboration and Partnerships are key to ending systems of prostitution!
Peer-led, Survivor-informed Programs
Veronica's Voice-Kansas City, MO
The Survivor Shelf
Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography, Edited by Christine Stark and Rebecca Whisnant
Paid for: My Journey through Prostitution, by Rachel Moran *Available in multiple languages*
To order books:
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Advocacy, Research, Curriculum
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*
An Important Read
Prostitution: Upholding Women's Rights as Human Rights with the Equality Model,
by Autumn Burris, 2019
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.
Prostitution Narratives, Edited by Caroline Norma and Melinda Tankart Reist,
No Life for a Human Being
by Autumn Burris, 2016