Rachel Moran is an Irish women’s rights activist, journalist, bestselling author of Paid For – My Journey Through Prostitution, and original founding member of SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment). She was homeless at the age of 14 and then prostituted on the streets and in the brothels of Ireland for seven years. Ms. Moran works with survivors from across seven nations through SPACE International in collaboration with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Equality Now, the Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution, Demand Abolition, the European Women’s Lobby, Turn Off the Red Light campaign, Apne Aap, and Stand Against Sexual Exploitation. She has spoken in over twenty countries about the human rights violations inherent in the global sex trade and advocates for the Nordic Model.
“Buying your way inside someone else’s body is a pathological act.”