Migrant Sex Work

A New Organisation Advocates for Chinese Sex Workers in Paris

Many of the images circulating last week from the December 17th rallies commemorating the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers included photos of mask-wearing Chinese sex workers in Paris’ Belleville district. Many of the group were from a new organisation named Steel Roses – the rose symbolisesfemininity, and steel, strength -- set up to advocate for the rights of sex workers from the northern Chinese region of Dongbei who work in Belleville.

Singapore introduces new Anti-Trafficking Act despite concerns that it focuses too heavily on law enforcement

Singaporean Member of Parliament, Christopher de Souza, late last month introduced a Private Member’s Bill designed to combat human trafficking. The bill, the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act, was debated for almost 3 hours before being passed as legislation on 3 November, 2014.

Murder Case in France Highlights Vulnerabilities of Migrant Sex Workers

Last week, 26-year-old Tarek Shaban Bin Ziaed was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of a sex worker. The body of Yuan’é Hu, who had arrived in France from China in December 2011, was found in August 2012 in the Paris apartment she shared with other sex workers.

“No more TIPs please” Empower reflections on TIP report 2014

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2014

This report summarises the analysis and reflections from the Empower Foundation in Thailand on the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, the diplomatic tool from the US government that gives every year a grade for each country according to how US policy is followed.

Exploração e trafico de mulheres. Uma crítica sobre as narrativas durante os Jogos Olímpicos de Londres 2012

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2013

This report deals with the various forms of exploitation experienced by migrant women in the labour market and how legislation designed to police immigration and prevent trafficking often fails to protect these vulnerable women. The report also examines the role of the media in objectifying migrant women through their often negative, stereotypical portrayals.

Exploitation and trafficking of women. Critiquing narratives during the London Olympics 2012

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2013

This report deals with the various forms of exploitation experienced by migrant women in the labour market and how legislation designed to police immigration and prevent trafficking often fails to protect these vulnerable women. The report also examines the role of the media in objectifying migrant women through their often negative, stereotypical portrayals.

'Normal': Documentary Following Migrant Sex Workers in Europe

With all the conversations on anti-trafficking, we often forget that these are not just concepts and conversations, but complex, lived experiences. The film Normal highlights some of the nuances which are often ignored.

 

New Resource on Insider Led Migrant Sex Work Research

A new resource has been uploaded on our website. The paper uses an example from Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers' Association and argues for more insider research on migrant sex work and trafficking. The paper is detailed and takes the reader through all the ethical considerations, processes and outcomes of a large scale multilingual migrant sex worker research project

Migrant sex workers and trafficking - insider research for and by migrant sex workers

Year: 
2013

This paper uses an example from Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers' Association and argues for more insider research on migrant sex work and trafficking. The paper is detailed and takes the reader through all the ethical considerations, processes and outcomes of a large scale multilingual migrant sex worker research project