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Homelessness & prostitution

  1. 1. Homelessness <br />and Prostitution<br />By:Stefanie <br />F.<br /> Jessica <br />L.<br /> Carlos <br />E. <br /> Alejandro <br />A.<br /> Yareli <br />M.<br />
  2. 2. Many females that end up homeless have to resort to prostitution as their only hope to survive. <br />Women don’t let the fear of getting diseases get in the way of prostituting themselves in public. <br />A homeless prostitutes résumé is their body. <br />Homeless prostitutes don’t always sell their bodies for their own benefit but for the benefit of their families. <br />Introduction<br />
  3. 3. The causes these people face are social and economic problems. Women often have little education, violent family backgrounds, and come from a lower-income household. Even men have to sell out their bodies to make a living. Many face crimes like murder and abduction. They work in dangerous conditions with little or no support from <br />Problem<br /> anyone. These prostitutes can capture and spread sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and AIDS. Some states have prostitutes undergo a testing for any sexual transmitted diseases. About 100,000 Americans get arrested each year for prostitutes-related charges.<br />
  4. 4. Policies<br />The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 : To prevent human trafficking and support the legalization of prostitution. People must qualified in order to receive the help this Act provides. This act provides income for the individuals and medical treatments (STDs) . This may affect those who did not qualify because they may not get the treatments that they needed or income for them to live. (Bush, 2003). <br />Global Aids Act : A challenge for organizations and governments that work to improve sex workers’ access to education and healthcare. This will benefit people whether if they are homeless or not. (U.S Anti Prostitution).<br />
  5. 5. Programs<br />Project Success is a program that is aimed towards reducing prostitution and prostitution related crimes in Denver.(Outreach)<br />The Chrysalis Project is another program that provides services to women who are arrested for prostitution.(Outreach)<br />There are plenty of programs to help homeless prostitutes out such as PART, which is located in Chicago. (Alternatives)<br />The Empowerment Power is a program that provides street and community outreach activities that target homeless women, prostitutes and drug using women. (Outreach )<br />The Empowerment Program provides homeless prostitutes and women with free and anonymous HIV tests. They also provide these women with shelter. (Outreach)<br />These homeless prostitutes are greatly benefited by these programs.<br />
  6. 6. -Elle was fourteen when she arrived in Kings Cross, having run away from home somewhere in rural New South Wales.<br />-Within days Elle came to the attention of a drug dealer who promptly set in play a plan to take advantage of her. <br />-For around two weeks he supplied her with free drugs, saying she could pay him back at a later date. He showed her how to shoot-up and supplied her on a daily basis.<br />-When he was sure she had used a significant dollar value of drugs to constitute a significant debt, and was convinced the drug itself had a complete hold on her he delivered his ultimatum:<br />“Pay back the debt (well over a thousand dollars) in three days,or go to work in a brothel as a prostitute to work off the debtwith brothel staff and patrons.”<br />-Fortunately for Elle, he wasn't the only one whose eye she had caught. Numerous homeless people had warned her about the path she was going down. <br />-She was warned not to use drugs, not to build up a debt to a drug dealer. But at the naive age of 14 and not knowing the gravity of her situation, she had ignored them.<br />-Elle felt like her life was perfect with all the drugs, sex, and protection she was provided with. She was so high she didn’t even care for what they were doing to her.<br /><ul><li>When given the ultimatum she was also told, that if she did not pay back the money or go to work in the brothel... her throat would be cut.</li></ul>-She turned to the homeless people that had warned her before. So then, they actually raised enough to money to pay off her debt and for a train ticket to go back to Kings Cross.<br />-homeless people don't want to see more young people sucked into the life of drugs and prostitution and are willing to get involved to stop it happening.(Mapstone)<br />Personal Stories<br />
  7. 7. Perspective<br />Through this research we have learned that many homeless people have to make sacrifices in order to survive. One of those sacrifices is prostitution. <br />Now we see prostitution not as a way prostitutes use to get easy money but as a result of being homeless. Many prostitutes have families to take care of and that is something ignored in society. <br />The stereotypes challenged were that prostitutes weren’t homeless but many of them are. In society it is believed that prostitutes just use their bodies to get money from their customers. That is true but many have strong reasons for why they choose to prostitutes themselves. <br />Now our opinion is that society should understand that homelessness can lead to the only option, prostitution.<br />This family is homeless and the mother prostitutes herself in order to feed and clothe her children.<br />
  8. 8. Own Plan For Action<br />Start a club: Have an adult as a leader and members who are interested in helping our cause. <br />Being sponsored: Once our club starts, we can have organizations and local businesses sponsoring us and help with our category. <br />Raise awareness to the community: We can create posters and pamphlets to encourage people and expand our club.<br />Fundraisers: We will create fundraisers by creating fun activities or ask for any donations <br />Give donations: We can donate our earnings to a shelter.<br />
  9. 9. Works Cited <br />“Alternatives for Prostitution Survivors”. ChicagoCoalition of the Homeless. n.d. Web. 20 Jan. <br /> 2011<br /> Bush, George W. "Executive Order 13333--Amending Executive Order 13257 To Implement the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 40.12 (2004): 428-429. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Jan. 2011.<br />Mapstone, Dominic. “Homeless People-Elle’s Story.” Rebeccas Community. Web. 19 Jan. 2011<br /> Masenior, Nicole Franck, and Chris Beyrer. "The US Anti-Prostitution Pledge: First <br /> Amendment Challenges and Public Health Priorities." PLoS Medicine 4.7 (2007): e207- 1161. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 20 Jan. 2011.<br /> “Outreach Programs” . National Institute of Corrections. 16 April. 2009. Web. 20 Jan. 2011.<br />"Prostitution." Issues & Controversies On File. n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2011<br />
  10. 10. Credits<br />Carlos E. - identifying the issue. <br />Alejandro A. – finding policies about the issue. <br />Yareli M. - existing programs that relates to the issue.<br />Jessica L. – working on personal stories that relates to the category.<br />Stephanie F. - her perspective towards the category. <br />Everyone in our group – created a plan for action<br />