In an interesting article in Xtra! NGO journalist Paula Stromberg examines the work of the Women's Network for Unity in Cambodia.
'In Cambodia, the 2008 Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation and the severe stigma attached to doing adult sex work make it almost impossible for sex workers to access justice, healthcare and social security systems. In response, WNU advocates for legal and human rights, as well as safer working conditions, including condom use.
Above all, WNU aims to amend Cambodia’s anti-human-trafficking laws and have the government support their right to work. The WNU slogan, Sex Work Is Work, demands that sex workers be taken seriously as people having an occupation and that a distinction be made between human trafficking and voluntary, adult sex work.'
Read the full article in Xtra!