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Exit prostitution


So-called ‘exit’ programmes have been set up in several Nordic countries. The purpose of these programmes is to help women and men in prostitution to leave the sex industry. The project Exit Prostitution Work in the Nordic-Baltic Region aimed to gather knowledge from the support efforts that were made in the Nordic-Baltic region. In a next step, the ambition was to provide relevant organisations and decision-makers with information and education. This was accomplished through a workshop in London, a conference and communication through media.

The conference It’s Time to Pay! Are Prostitution Policies Failing the Most Vulnerable? Was held in Helsinki in 2015. The project also resulted in reinforced cooperation in the work to help sex workers leave the prostitution industry in the Nordic-Baltic region. The planning of an international conference on the same theme in Tallinn in 2017 was also initiated.