Exploring prostituted women's experiences of a South African exit intervention: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

 

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dc.contributor.author Heiberg, Tessa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-28T07:42:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-28T07:42:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Heiberg, T. 2011-10. Exploring prostituted women's experiences of a South African exit intervention: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/2682
dc.description.abstract Prostitution is the oldest form of oppression. Many prostituted women in South Africa wish to exit sex work, but are unable to because they have no other means of earning money. There is a dearth of research available on assisting prostituted women to exit sex work in South Africa. This study explored the effectiveness of a Cape Town-based NGO's - Embrace Dignity - exit intervention for prostituted women. Using semi-structured interviews it investigated the experiences of eight prostituted women in Cape Town. The research goal was to be able to inform improvements to the intervention for exit. An interpretative phenomenological approach was used to analyse interviews of women's experiences of the intervention. Findings revealed that attempting to exit prostitution in South Africa is an incredibly difficult and deeply complex process. An exploration of women's experiences of Embrace Dignity suggested that whilst it provides emotional and social support to prostituted women, it does not address their physical needs, most importantly that of employment. This study reveals that although emotional support plays a crucial role in assisting prostituted women to exit, it is secondary to the urgent physical support needed to satisfy the basic survival needs of prostituted women living in extreme poverty in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries Knowledge Co-op project #6. Exit strategies for prostituted women en_ZA
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.subject.other sex work en_ZA
dc.subject.other prostitution en_ZA
dc.subject.other exit intervention en_ZA
dc.subject.other social support en_ZA
dc.subject.other emotional support en_ZA
dc.subject.other physical support en_ZA
dc.subject.other intervention model en_ZA
dc.title Exploring prostituted women's experiences of a South African exit intervention: an interpretative phenomenological analysis en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
dc.rights.holder Knowledge Co-op en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Dissertation en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
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