Research for Sex Work

Research for Sex Work is a peer-reviewed publication intended for sex workers, activists, health workers, researchers, NGO staff and policy makers. It is published every year by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP). Each edition explores a different theme in each edition. Research for Sex Work is produced in partnership with an NSWP member and under the guidance of an editorial board. All submissions are reviewed by sex workers – making it truly peer-reviewed by experts in sex work.

Latest Issue
The 13th issue of Research for Sex Work is on the theme "HIV and Sex Work – The view from 2012" and was released on December 17, 2012.

Contents include:

PDFs of the “HIV and Sex Work – The view from 2012” Research for Sex Work, a bilingual publication in English and Chinese, can be downloaded for free, or free hard copies can be requested by emailing Website front page photograph (Yo uso condón - I use condoms) courtesy of Luca Stevenson, Sex Worker Open University.

The first seven issues of Research for Sex Work were published by VU University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. Since 2004, the resource has been published by the NSWP. Previous issues focused on peer education (1998), appropriate health services (1999), empowerment (2000), violence (2001), migration/mobility (2002), human rights (2003), ethics in health care and research (2004), law enforcement (2005), money (2006), sex workers’ rights (2008), pleasure (2009) and violence (2010).

Research for Sex Work continues to offer its unique mix of articles from sex workers, sex work projects, and researchers; this invaluable combination provides insight from diverse perspectives.


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