Sex work

2021

  • Transactional sex in the wake of COVID-19: sexual and reproductive health and rights of the forcibly displaced – research article

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/26410397.2020.1822493

  • Pandemic has left sex workers in extremely challenging and riskier situations – news article

https://www.newstalk.com/news/pandemic-has-left-sex-workers-in-extremely-challenging-and-riskier-situations-1145656 , Feb 4

2020

  • ‘If I don’t have sex I’ll die of hunger’: Covid-19 crisis for Rio’s trans sex workers – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/may/21/if-i-dont-have-sex-ill-die-of-hunger-covid-19-crisis-for-rios-trans-sex-workers May 21

  • Coronavirus: Sex workers ‘should have access to support fund’ – news article

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-52579634 May 15

  • Sex work and Covid-19 research – Call for research

contact: Dr Gemma Ahearne @princessjack on twitter

  • The fight to decriminalise sex work – commentary

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/beyond-trafficking-and-slavery/fight-decriminalise-sex-work/ May 05

  • Sex Workers Struggle to Survive Covid-19 Pandemic. Criminalization Makes a Bad Situation Worse – HRW report

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/05/04/sex-workers-struggle-survive-covid-19-pandemic May 04

  • COVID-19 shines a red light on sex workers’ lack of protection in Europe – commentary

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/beyond-trafficking-and-slavery/covid-19-shines-a-red-light-on-sex-workers-lack-of-protection-in-europe/ April 22

  • Sex work hardship fund

https://swai-hardship-fund.causevox.com/

  • COVID-19 reaffirms that abortion is an essential service – commentary

https://healthydebate.ca/opinions/covid-abortion-essential-service, April 14

  • Unemployment benefits for strippers – comment on twitter

https://twitter.com/prolepeach/status/1254233199128928257?s=09), April 26

  • Help us build a hardship fund for sex workers in crisis – Call for action and solidarity

https://www.swarmcollective.org/

  • Sex workers must not be left behind in the response to COVID-19 – Press statement UNAIDS

https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2020/april/20200408_sex-workers-covid-19, April 8

  • Sex Workers Response to COVID-19 – commentary trade union

https://www.uvwunion.org.uk/sexworkers-covid

  • COVID lockdown news from India, including appeal from sex-workers in Kolkota – commentary

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/corth/newsandevents/index?id=51745 April 15

  • Sex work, Covid-19 and the UK lockdown – commentary, blog post

https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4638-sex-work-covid-19-and-the-uk-lockdown March 31

  • English Collective of Prostitutes: Sex workers won’t survive ‘hidden’ coronavirus crisis without government support – news article

https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/coronavirus-kentish-town-prostitutes-sex-workers-covid-19-crisis-1-6586904, March 31