Church campaign backs sex worker support scheme

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Prostitute support group StreetLight, from Horsham, are backing a national pilot to help sex workers threatened by violence and abuse.

Members of the town’s Christian campaigners, who have previously identified nearby brothels, will join a parliamentary discussion marking the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on December 17.

The National Ugly Mug scheme, funded by the Home Office, have aimed to provide 24-hour support to victims since July.

“I totally endores the work the NUM scheme are doing, both nationally and locally to combat violent and often life-threatening behaviour toward sex workers,” said the StreetLight leader. “Many women involved in prostitution are not doing so by choice, and have been trafficked or coerced.”