For many decades, sex workers have been facing global abuse as well as discrimination. The majority lives and works outside the law due to the criminalization of sex work. That gives rise to countless problems in terms of human rights violations. Moreover, for sex workers, daily life can be incredibly challenging due to sexual exploitation as well as health and housing issues.
So what is the world doing to combat these problems and protect sex workers? Has fighting for sex workers’ equal rights been effective? What are some examples of sex worker advocates and initiatives that have managed to make some progress? Find out in this article!
The Problems That Sex Workers Face
Firstly, sex workers are primarily those who work in prostitution. However, the term is much broader. It can often include all types of sex workers, including adult industry performers, webcam models, exotic dancers, phone operators, and others. …