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Police Abuse of Sex Workers: A Global Reality, Widely Ignored

Cambodian sex workers stage a protest against a police crackdown on prostitution. © 2008 AP Photo

Sex workers deserve the basic respect and protection from violence that each nation owes its citizens. But in many settings, police abuse of sex workers receives scant public attention despite its entrenched global reality.

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Police Violence And Sex Workers in Europe, Central Asia

The state consistently fails to punish police who commit violence against sex workers.

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Report: Police Abuse of Cambodian Sex Workers Made Worse by US Policies

A Human Rights Watch report documents police abuse of Cambodian sex workers, including rape, beatings, and deprivation of medical care. US policy is making the situation worse.

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