- Sex workers are too often stigmatized by law enforcement officials, politicians and the general public. This is made worse by the ubiquitous anti-trafficking rhetoric and marketing strategies. In the name of rescuing trafficking victims, too often consensual sex workers are labeled as trafficking victims. They are often arrested in anti-trafficking stings. An already marginalized population is further marginalized in the name of human rights.
NGOs working on the issue
- Amnesty International
- Rede Brasileira de Prostitutas
- The Feminist Wire
Links to additional relevant NGOs
Sources to Consult
Ideas for helping out with the issue
- We would recommend that our friend uses Google Scholar or JSTOR because these sources will give them the most unbiased portrayal of sex work and human trafficking in Europe.
- TAMPEP is a great website to find information on sex work (by and for sex workers), so that would give a more authentic perspective on the issue.