You may have read our post from the beginning of this month about why it’s important to support those in the sex industry (if not, click the link!). Rahab is a small local organisation that is based in Reading. Here, we primarily support women involved in survival sex work. This is an extremely vulnerable part … Continue reading What Does Supporting Rahab Look Like?
You might be wondering what an organisation like Rahab, who supports and advocates for individuals who are involved in the commercial sex industry do on a week-to-week basis? At Rahab, the simple answer is no week looks the same. Our clients are our first priority, so we adapt our time to suit their needs and facilitate … Continue reading What Does Rahab Do?
One of the biggest discussions surrounding prostitution in the Developed world is criminalisation vs decriminalisation. Full Criminalisation The first main approach we’ll explain is known as full criminalisation. This is an approach used in countries like Russia, South Africa and parts of the US. Simply put, this is a way of regulating sex work by … Continue reading Decriminalisation – What Does It Mean?
We can all understand the reason organisations exist which are dedicated to supporting and caring for people who have been trafficked, and they’re so important. It’s also important to discuss why organisations like Rahab exist. In our case, our staff and volunteers dedicate time and energy into caring for and supporting prostituted women, some of … Continue reading Why Support those in the Sex Industry?
Our society promotes sexual objectification through the wide availability of porn, and the well known marketing phrase of “sex sells”. This toleration of sexual exploitation is even affecting the lives of young people, including young people taking naked or semi-naked photos of themselves. Young girls at school are wearing shorts under their school skirts in … Continue reading Why Sex Work? – Is Commercial Sex Normal?
* Client’s name has been changed for safety and privacy reasons. Here at Rahab, we care about our clients. Every client we meet is different. While there are similarities within their severe and multiple disadvantaged situations, each of our clients have different timescales for their support needs. As the only service in Reading to be … Continue reading Georgia*’s Story
You might be wondering how you could make a difference to those who are sexually exploited. Rahab exists as a service which offers tailored, holistic and relational support to individuals who are vulnerable and often unheard. We’ve put together a list of ideas on how you can help to fundraise for Rahab’s services to keep … Continue reading How to Help Raise Money for Victims of Sexual Exploitation
* Client’s name has been changed for safety and privacy reasons. This International Women’s Day, we want to share one of our clients stories with you: Mia*, is an on-street prostituted woman, who has been a client with Rahab for a while. She’s been to a drug rehabilitation centre in the past, which she unfortunately … Continue reading Mia*’s Story – International Women’s Day 2019
The clients we meet are frequently affected by the grips of poverty. From watching this TED talk by Rutger Breman, we were inspired to write something to aid understanding on why individuals might end up in sex work, and why even with support it can be a long process to exit sexual exploitation. Starting off with this … Continue reading Why Sex Work? – Poverty in Prostitution
As a charity with a Christian ethos, we believe prayer is vital. However, praying for those in the commerical sex industry isn’t usually something that we get taught in Sunday school or in church. It’s so important that we do pray for individuals who are connected to the sex industry. We work at Rahab to … Continue reading How to Pray for Victims of Sexual Exploitation