Over the last decade sex work projects, the police and other agencies in Liverpool (United Kingdom) have been addressing violence against sex workers, encouraging reporting and taking crimes committed against sex workers seriously.
Our staunch moral judgment of individuals who by choice or circumstance participate in the sex industry results in the shattering silence around incidents of rapes, assaults, and murders of sex workers.
The state consistently fails to punish police who commit violence against sex workers.
Aboriginal sex workers are subject to dual discrimination, experience high rates of violence, including murder, and high rates of HIV among other outcomes associated with violations of their human rights.
Little attention is given to violence experienced by sex workers from those closest to them: their husbands, boyfriends and partners.
Doubly stigmatised, transgender sex workers experience violence from the public, customers, their ‘sisters,’ and the police.
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.
The Department of State’s 10th Annual Trafficking In Person’s Report ranks countries on progress against human trafficking. How are Caribbean nations responding? How does this report help to create change and build community?
Why are condoms, one of the most effective HIV/AIDS prevention tools, being used as evidence of criminal action in New York, San Francisco and Washington DC? If you’re outraged, sign your name.
Under New York State law, carrying condoms is admissible as evidence of prostitution in a legal case. This means practicing safer sex is one more thing that can lead a sex worker to get arrested.