Sekswerkers ervaren veel vormen van geweld, arbeidsuitbuiting en discriminatie. Ook hebben mensen die sekswerk doen vaak slechte toegang tot gezondheidszorg en een hoger risico op het oplopen van seksueel overdraagbare aandoeningen.

Er is onderzoek gedaan door wetenschappers, mensenrechten organisaties en sekswerkers zelf naar hoe deze problemen ontstaan, hoe ze blijven voortbestaan en wat er nodig is om ze op te lossen.

Deze bronnenlijst is bedoeld als introductie op dit onderwerp voor onderzoekers, studenten, mediamakers en beleidsmakers in Nederland met interesse in de vraag: wat is er nodig opdat (ex)sekswerkers zo veilig en gezond mogelijk kunnen werken en leven?

Beknopte introductie in 11 toegankelijke bronnen

Mac, J, 2016. The Laws Sex Workers Really Want [Video].

Duits, L., 2018. Hoe dit kabinet van sekswerkers criminelen maakt. Brainwash

Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW), 2015. International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers [Video series].

International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), 2015. Exploitation: Unfair labour arrangements and precarious working conditions in the sex industry

Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), 2017. Policy Brief: Sex Work As Work.
(Over ILO, Decent Work Agenda, 2030 Sustainable Development Goals)

Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women, 2011. Moving Beyond ‘Supply and Demand’ Catchphrases: Assessing the uses and limitations of demand-based approaches in Anti-Trafficking

LSI NGO Platform, 2015. Input to the 2015 European Commission report on trafficking trends.

Amnesty International, 2016. Sex workers at risk: A research summary on human rights abuses against sex workers Zie ook hun beknopte Q&A

Vollbehr, W, 2017. Not Victims: Strategies and challenges of sex worker-led organizations in the fight against trafficking.

Augustin, L, 2013. Prostitution Law and the Death of Whores.

Wagenaar, H. (2017) Book. Designing Prostitution Policy : Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade. UK: Policy Press, Available online

Meer publicaties van sekswerker organisaties

APNSW, UNFPA, UNDP. (2015). Sex Work, Violence and HIV in Asia. From evidence to safety.

APNSW. (2017). Responses to UN Women consultation from sex workers in Asia and the Pacific

African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA). (2011). “I expect to be abused and I have fear”: Sex workers’ experiences of human rights violations and barriers to accessing healthcare in four African countries

ASWA. (2017). Finding unity in Uganda’s diverse sex workers’ movement: Profiling Shamillah Batte

ASWA. (2018). Liberian sex workers hope new government will be responsive to their rights

ASWA. (2018). Tele Mensah talks about overcoming brutality to build vibrant movement in Togo

Butterfly – Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network. (2016). Journey of Butterflies.

Canadian Alliance for Sex Worker Law Reform. (2017). Safety. Dignity. Equality. Recommendations for sex work law reform in Canada.

Caribbean Sex Worker Coalition. (2013). Montego Bay Declaration.

Davida. (2017). Human Rights Violations of Sex Workers in Brazil Submitted to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of BRAZIL.

English Collective of Prostitutes. (2016). Decriminalisation of sex work: the evidence. Report of parliamentary symposium, 3 November 2015, House of Commons

Empower Foundation. (2012). Hit and Run: The impact of anti trafficking policy and practice on Sex Worker’s Human Rights in Thailand

International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers. (2015). Underserved, Overpoliced, Invisibilised. LGBT sex workers do matter

ICRSE. (2016). Surveilled. Exploited. Deported. Rights Violations against Migrant Sex Workers in Europe and Central Asia

Kenya Sex Workers Association (KESWA), Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Program (BHESP), (2017). “Aren’t We Also Women?” Kenya sex workers’ shadow report submission to UN CEDAW 68th session

Legalife-Ukraine, Insight, Positive Women, Svitanok. (2017). CEDAW Shadow Report On the situation of women who use drugs, women living with HIV, sex workers, and lesbian, bisexual women and transgender people in Ukraine

Nigeria Sex Workers Association – Precious Jewels. (2017). CEDAW Shadow Report on the Situation of Sex Workers in Nigeria

Project X. (2015). “They Only Do This To Transgender Girls” Abuses of Transgender Sex Workers in Singapore

Redtrasex. (2016). Sex Work and Institutional Violence. Research conducted in 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Redtrasex. (2008) Presentation at the IAC XVII. Sex work and human rights.

SANGRAM Maharashtra, National Network of Sex Workers. (2016). Violations faced by sex workers in India.

Scarlet Alliance. (2014). The Principles for Model Sex Work Legislation

Sex Workers Network, SWASA Bangladesh. (2016). Submission on the Status of Sex Workers in Bangladesh to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI). (2017). Sex Workers Alliance Ireland updated shadow report information for CEDAW

Sex Worker Rights Advocacy Network Central-Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SWAN), (2015). Failures of Justice: State and Non-State Violence Against Sex Workers and the Search for Safety and Redress

SWAN Vancouver. (2015). Im/migrant Sex Workers, Myths and Misconceptions. Realities of the Antitrafficked

SWARM UK. (2013). Swedish Abolitionism as Violence Against Women

SWOP-USA, 2016. Factsheet: Explaining sex worker rights and regulations

WONETHA, CCL, WLIHRC. (2016). Human Rights Violations of Sex Workers in Uganda: Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of The Republic of Uganda.

Meer publicaties van wetenschappers

(2014) Series. HIV and sex work. The Lancet, 385, Available online

Albright, J., D’Adamo, K. Decreasing Human Trafficking through Sex Work Decriminalization. AMA Journal of Ethics. January 2017, 19, 1, 122-126, Available online

Allain, J. (2017). White Slave Traffic in International Law. Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, 1, 1, 1-40, Available online (PDF)

Armstrong, L. (2016) From Law Enforcement to Protection? Interactions Between Sex Workers and Police in a Decriminalized Street-based Sex Industry. The British Journal of Criminology, 57, 3, 570–588

Busza et al. (2017). Good news for sex workers in Zimbabwe: how a court order improved safety in the absence of decriminalization, Journal of the International AIDS Society, 20, 1, Available online

Davidson, J. O. (2017) Editorial: The Presence of the Past: Lessons of history for anti-trafficking work, Anti-Trafficking Review, 9, 2017, 1-12, Available online

Gallagher, A. (2010). The International Law of Human Trafficking. UK: Cambridge University Press

Holmström, C., und Skilbrei, M. (2017). The Swedish Sex Purchase Act: Where Does it Stand? Oslo Law Review, 4, 2, 82–104, Available online

Jahnsen, S. Ø., Wagenaar, H. (2018) Book. Assessing prostitution policies in Europe. UK: Routledge

Ka Hon Chu, S., Glass, R. (2013). Sex Work Law Reform in Canada: Considering Problems with the Nordic Model, Alberta Law Review, 51, 1, 101-124, Available online

Maynard, R. (2015). Fighting Wrongs with Wrongs? How Canadian Anti-Trafficking Crusades Have Failed Sex Workers, Migrants, and Indigenous Communities. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, 37, 2, 40-56, Available online

Weitzer, R. (2007). The social construction of sex trafficking: Ideology and institutionalization of a moral crusade. Politics & Society, 35, 3, 447-475, Available online

Yea, S. (2017). Editorial: The politics of evidence, data and research in anti-trafficking work, Anti-Trafficking Review, 8, 1-13, Available online

Ik hoop later deze lijst aan te vullen met meer academisch onderzoek en publicaties van sekswerker organisties. Ook wil ik bronnen toevoegen van VN organisaties en human rights/antitrafficking organisaties. Zie oa publicaties over sekswerk van de UNFPA, de UNDP, de WHO, Amnesty International, La Strada International – European Network Against Trafficking en de Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women GAATW.