Las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual se enfrentan a múltiples barreras para migrar y viajar. A menudo son sometidas a cuestionamientos arbitrarios, rechazos de visa sesgados, vigilancia y controles de inmigración discriminatorios al ingresar a un país. La libre circulación de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual también puede ser obstaculizada por medidas que pretenden ser "contra la trata de personas".
In August 2019, a group of feminist activists from diverse regions and social movements gathered in Mexico City to strategise towards the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, which was held in China in 1995 and produced the Beijing Platform for Action.
This research from the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women aimed to explore gender-based violence in the world of work from the perspective of women migrant workers.
Les travailleurSEs du sexe rencontrent de nombreuses difficultés lorsqu’elles/ils souhaitent migrer et voyager. Elles/ils sont longuement interrogéEs de façon arbitraire, il leur est très difficile d’obtenir un visa en raison des préjugés dont elles/ils sont victimes, ils/elles sont très surveilléEs et font l’objet de contrôles discriminatoires de la part des services de l’immigration après être entréEs dans un pays. La liberté de circuler des travailleurSEs du sexe est aussi parfois entravée par des mesures qui prétendent lutter contre la traite humaine.
17th December 2019 marks the 16th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
For sixteen years, sex workers around the world have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers. The issues faced by sex workers often vary from region to region, due to different laws, social and cultural contexts, but one common issue faced by all sex workers is their vulnerability to and experience of violence.
This case study is the third of five case studies that will be published on a yearly basis from 2016-2020. These case studies will monitor and document the impact of international guidelines and policies on sex work that NSWP and NSWP members have helped develop. NSWP will also monitor how members use these international guidelines in local, national and regional advocacy efforts. Examples of international guidelines include the Amnesty International Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers, the Sex Worker Implementation Tool, and the development of the UN Women policy on sex work.
Legislation around sex work can be extremely complex; different legal models exist in different countries and sometimes even within countries. NSWP published a mapping of national legislation used to regulate and criminalise sex work in 208 countries and dependencies, with sub-national legislation included for some countries.
NSWP facilitated a delegation from member organisations to attend the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This delegation aimed to amplify the voices of sex workers’ rights advocates in a space where fundamental feminists and abolitionist groups often dominate discussions about sex work, which do not reflect the diversity of sex workers’ lived experiences and realities. In this context, the conflation of trafficking and sex work is used to promote policies that undermine the rights of sex workers.
This resource is a Community Guide to the Policy Brief on Sex Workers and Travel Restrictions. It provides an overview of the full Policy Brief, and provides key recommendations for policy makers and health service providers.