In 2020, Europe was hit by the COVID-19 crisis. This crisis deepened pre-existing inequalities that marginalised communities, such as people of colour, women, (undocumented) migrants, disabled and LGBTI people, have been facing for years.
With the present report, ICRSE aims to summarise the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on sex workers in 2020, focusing on how their socio-economic conditions, health and safety were compromised throughout the year. The report also highlights the various grassroots actions that ICRSE membership carried out in 2020, illustrating the power and resilience of sex worker collectives.
ICRSE also organised a webinar available here to present the report, where members from Belgium, Norway, Spain, Scotland and Poland intervene to explain how sex workers and their organisations responded to the crisis.
And to mark World Health Day 2020, ICRSE launched the video 'Sex Workers on the Frontline'. Click here to watch 14 sex workers' rights activists from 13 organisations in Europe highlight some of their organisations' key challenges and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click on the cover below to access the full report.