Tag: sex work

Should Indonesia’s Sex Workers Be Protected?

Should Indonesia’s Sex Workers Be Protected?

By June, the economic impact of the pandemic had been felt by the most marginalized in Indonesia, particularly sex workers. Restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 meant fewer people paid for sex, resulting in a loss of earnings. Protecting sex workers and ensuring they have access to health...

Is Prostitution One of the Oldest Professions or Oppressions?

Is Prostitution One of the Oldest Professions or Oppressions?

Pop singer Lowell finds out how Canada’s new law over sex work is affecting those who operate in the industry. Canada’s approach to sex work has changed. As most sexual services are criminalized, there are no official statistics over the number of prostitutes in the country. In December...

China: Sex Work and Human Trafficking (Part 2)

China: Sex Work and Human Trafficking (Part 2)

Tiantian Zheng explores the intersection between sex work and human trafficking in post-socialist China. This is second of a three part series. Read part one here. In China, for thousands of years, the dynasties and states produced, regulated, sometimes threatened to abolish, yet at the same time...

Of Human Bonds: Between Sex Work and Trafficking

Of Human Bonds: Between Sex Work and Trafficking

The reality is that sex trade and exploitation remains a part of society. Background How should society confront a topic that is not only taboo, but also operates underground — away from the diagnostics of aid organizations and with victims often too scared to seek help? The sex...

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