Community Report on Exploitation in the Sex Industry

Community Report on Exploitation in the Sex Industry
*French version below/Version Française en dessous

To mark May Day 2016, International Workers' Day, the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe published its Community Report on Exploitation: Unfair labour arrangements and precarious working conditions in the sex industry.

This Community Report was developed through consultation with sex workers and sex workers' organisations in the region and analyses the different forms of exploitation sex workers can face in the sex industry. It aims to discuss exploitation in the sex industry while simultaneously challenging the neo-abolitionist definition of sex work (or ‘prostitution’) as ‘sexual exploitation. It argues that this approach obscures the complex realities of sex workers’ lives and work arrangements and fails to address the diversity of exploitative working practices that occur in the sex industry.


Click on the cover below to access the full report.


Click on the cover below to access the summary of the report.



Ce rapport communautaire a été élaboré à la suite de consultations avec des travailleur-ses du sexe et des organisations de travailleur-ses du sexe de la région. Il analyse les différentes formes d’exploitation que les travailleur-ses du sexe peuvent rencontrer dans l’industrie du sexe, et vise à engager le débat sur l’exploitation dans l’industrie du sexe, tout en contestant la définition néo-abolitionniste du travail du sexe (ou "prostitution") comme "exploitation sexuelle".

Pour accéder au rapport et le lire, cliquez ici ou sur la couverture ci-dessous.

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