Beyond Exploitation


Beyond Exploitation is Ireland’s civil society campaign for equality and freedom from sexual exploitation. It is a survivor-led and survivior-informed campaign. Led by National Women’s Council, with partner organisations Ruhama and Immigrant Council of Ireland, we support the most vulnerable and silenced people in prostitution to have a voice. We are advocating for policies and measures that give all women and girls a real choice not to be bought or sold for sex.

Beyond Exploitation is informed by the Equality Model. Central to this model is the 2017 law ensuring that the selling of sex by individuals is no longer illegal in Ireland. At the same time the Equality Model reduces demand for sexual exploitation by making it illegal to pay for sex, complementing earlier laws that also make it illegal to pimp someone for sex, and to run a brothel. The Equality Model has reinforced Ireland’s commitment to human rights and equality by making the exploitation and abuse of vulnerable people in prostitution illegal.

You can learn more about the Beyond Exploitation campaign by visiting the website here and through the campaign hashtag #BeyondExploitation