Trafficking women and girls for the purposes of sexual exploitation is a modern, global form of slavery. The Religious Sisters of Charity work to raise awareness of the plight of trafficked people and to provide support service for them.
We have joined the ‘Turn Off The Red Light’ (TORL) campaign, which aims to end prostitution and trafficking in Ireland. We believe that following the Swedish model and introducing legislation to criminalise the purchase of sex will act as a deterrent. TORL recommends that the change in legislation would be complimented by enhanced and sustained support services for people in prostitution who wish to exit.