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Institute of Development Studies presents

Global and domestic sex work: what can and should Britain be doing?

  • Tuesday 24 January 6pm

The Marlborough Theatre

2 hours 00 mins

Governments, donors, NGOs and international agencies have lots of ideas and policies about and for sex workers. They variously aim to maintain public order and morals, protect health and prevent exploitationand abuse. Sex workers across the globe have characterised many of them as patronizing, unhelpful or outright dangerous and complain that they entrench poverty, create unsafe working conditions and enable violence. Strong cases have been made for decriminalisation of sex work, policies that support economic emancipation and health and welfare programmes grounded in human rights. But are the solutions that easy?


This event is free.

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