Common Questions about Ruhama
What is an NGO?NGO stands for ‘Non Governmental Organisation’. An NGO is an organisation that operates independently from the government. Ruhama is run on a not for profit basis and offers support to women affected by prostitution and sex trafficking in Ireland.
Who does Ruhama support?We offer free and confidential support to women affected by prostitution or sex trafficking in Ireland.
- Are you or have you been escorting in Ireland?
- Are you selling sex and worried about your safety?
- Have you ever been forced to do prostitution in Ireland or abroad?
- Are you being pimped or controlled by someone else?
- Have you been selling sexual services on the street or in a massage parlour, a brothel, a hotel or an apartment block?
- Are you or have you been ‘touring’ around Ireland?
- Ever had sex for a place to sleep, food, gifts or goods?
- Done webcamming, phone sex, lapdancing or pornography?
What kind of services does Ruhama offer?We provide free & confidential support to women including:
- Information about your rights
- Help dealing with the police
- Legal, medical and immigration support
- Help with housing and social welfare
- Assistance with education, training and finding a job
- Counselling and relaxation therapies
- Help with any drug or alcohol problems
- Access to free condoms and lube
How can I be confident that Ruhama will be a useful service for me?We are the only specialist frontline organisation helping women affected by prostitution in Ireland and have developed a skilled, professional team to support women’s needs.
Find out more about how we can help by reading the stories of women who have been supported by Ruhama.