I Must Be Some Person: Accounts from Street Sex Workers in Ireland

by Anca Minescu Billie Stoica Anastasiia Zubareva Becky Leacy Patricia Leahy Tainara Paulon Nichola Clifford Naiara Pereira Adeline Berry
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According to the report, the introduction of the new criminal law expands beyond legal frameworks, given that the implementation of any legislation involves complex psychological, social, cultural, and geographical as well as demographic factors. The primary research questions that drove the design of the study were formulated to understand the impact that the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act from 2017 had on the quality of life of street sex workers. Therefore, the study asked:

  • To what extent do sex workers in Ireland know the law and their rights?
  • How do sex workers organise their working practices around the law?
  • Western Europe
  • Laws and regulations
  • Legislation
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Sex workers

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