Our Services Community Trainings

The EVA Center leads participatory trainings and presentations, as well as, organizes educational panels to help deepen the understanding of the links between poverty, inequality, and sexual exploitation.

We work to create a real understanding that the operational side of the sex trade has changed dramatically. This is due to technology, economic disparities, a porn culture, normalization of demand, and the shift of the sex trade from off the street to an ever expanding, global on-line market.
We also work to bring awareness that many social service agencies need to work towards systemic change, rather than simply providing a revolving door of services that fails to meet the complex array of support needed for our most vulnerable populations, who now live on the margins. We also train on best practices while providing exit services for prostituted people.

We understand that the sex trade is not about one person but about a system of things that all work together to oppress vulnerable women. Best practices looks at how social justice and empowerment go hand and hand– and those best practices need to be shared.

EVA Center can help educate you and your team on the following critical items to help deepen the understanding and voice around sexual exploitation:

  • Understanding the language and the links between prostitution and trafficking.
  • The socio economic/situational factors that create the conditions that render women and girls vulnerable.
  • The complex process of “exiting out” best practices in programming and prevention.
  • Shifting the Focus: Targeting Demand.
  • Models for court based interventions.