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Ana’s Story – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (Monday 30 July) our former service user, Ana*, tells her story of being encouraged to travel to the UK under false pretences and how MASH supported her.     You can help other women like Ana by donating today. Visit our campaign page justgiving.com/campaign/anasstory Or text MASH30…

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With YOUR help, we can support victims of human trafficking

Monday 30 July is ‘World Day Against Trafficking in Persons’ MASH will be launching a video called ‘Ana’s* story’, a true story from a woman we have recently supported to get back to her home country after she was coerced into travelling to the UK to become a sex worker on the streets of Manchester….

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MASH volunteers are awarded an MBE!

Sometime last year I filled in an application online, nominating the MASH volunteer team for The Queens Voluntary Service Award (the MBE of charity’s). I wanted to do it because after being supported by them for so long: I felt they deserved that recognition. Part of the form asked questions about the diversity and skills…

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My experience of street sex working

My experience of street sex working: I came to England ten years ago to live with my uncle. It didn’t go well. I left even though it meant becoming homeless. I started [sex] working about five months after I came here. At first I was forced to work because I had no job or friends…

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Hear from MASH clients

BBC Radio Manchester visited MASH and spoke to some of the women we support at the Drop-In Centre. Listen to their experiences. (All voices are by actors taken from interviews). They also spoke to Jackie, an ex-service user who has been through recovery. Listen to her story here. A donation to MASH enables us to provide…

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