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First Global Report on Sex Worker Rights Defenders at Risk

by Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders launched the first ever investigation into targeted violence, threats and attacks against sex worker rights defenders on 12 August 2021.

The report features case studies, testimonies, security analysis, and protection requests from human rights defenders, documented on collaborative research trips conducted by Front Line Defenders researchers and HRDs. Between 2017 and 2020, Front Line Defenders interviewed more than 350 sex worker rights defenders and sex worker community members in more than a dozen countries.

The report: documents threats and attacks against sex worker rights defenders occurring as a direct result of their activism; visibilizes their human rights work; and affirms their HRD status to support greater access to HRD protection services and mechanisms.

  • Global
  • WHO European region
  • Advocacy
  • Gender
  • Human rights
  • Laws and regulations
  • Policy
  • NGOs
  • Sex workers

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