As part of the SWIPE project (sex worker inclusive policies and programmes in Europe) ESWA is developing participatory research on the impact of stigma and discrimination on sex workers’ access to health.
To document the experiences of sex workers across Europe and Central Asia, ESWA is launching an online consultation. The first part of this consultation is an online questionnaire open to all sex workers (current and former) in Europe and Central Asia. In the second part of the consultation, focus groups will take place in 10 different European countries.
The goal of the participatory research is to document stigma and discrimination faced by sex workers in healthcare and HIV services. The research uses an intersectional perspective considering the stigma and discrimination faced by sex workers, including LGBTQI+, migrant and racialised sex workers, sex workers living with HIV, sex workers with disabilities and parent sex workers. The research will help us address stigma and discrimination faced by sex workers.
The participatory research will result in several different resources: a briefing paper, a tool kit and a workshop. In the briefing paper, ESWA will review existing resources on the topic and analyse the outcomes of the online community consultation. ESWA will also develop a tool kit with key recommendations for healthcare professionals and institutions. Lastly, ESWA will set up a workshop for healthcare professionals to address stigma and discrimination in healthcare and HIV services.
This questionnaire is open to all sex workers living in Europe and Central Asia. It takes approximately half an hour to complete. Thank you in advance for filling the questionnaire and helping us document and end the stigma and discrimination faced by our communities!
Deadline: 15 April