Vice Versa promotes the health, rights and dignity of women, including trans women, who are involved in exchanging sexual acts for some form of payment. This payment may be financial but may also take the form of drinks, drugs, food or shelter. We call this sexual exploitation or prostitution, but you might have a different name for it. We also support women who are at risk of becoming or who are already victims of Human Trafficking. This can involve being hidden, isolated or controlled by a person of trust or who you rely on, by putting you in a position of vulnerability and forcing the exchange of sex for money against your will. this may often involve being forced to move around different cities or towns.
Who we are
Vice Versa is a partnership project delivered by Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC) and the Alcohol and Drug Partnership. Together we bring a range of specialist support services to you aimed at increasing your safety whilst involved in prostitution and supporting you to find routes out of prostitution if this is something you wish to do.
Vice Versa works closely with WRASAC, Integrated Substance Misuse Service (ISMS), Gowrie Care, Community Safety Wardens, Dundee Violence Against Women, Tayside Substance Misuse Services, NHS Sexual Health and Reproduction Services, Police Scotland and the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership.
What support we provide
- One-to-one support with one of the Vice Versa Team key workers
- Outreach Service: The Vice Versa Team offer both emotional and practical support outside of the Centre.
- Direct referral to drug treatment, Vice Versa Staff work closely with Integrated Substance Misuse Service.
- Condoms and pregnancy testing
- Advocacy Access to other services (eg court, health services etc)
Where we are based
We have workers based within Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre on 2 Dudhope Street and work in partnership with Dundee's Integrated Substance Misuse Service (ISMS) to support directly with substance misuse.
You can contact the Vice Versa Team on:
Phone: 01382 205 556
You can also keep up-to-date about our projects, initiatives, services and resources surrounding the topic of prostitution via our page on Facebook.