The criminalisation of sex work increases the vulnerability of sex workers to human rights violations and violence. However, sex workers are raising awareness, working with policy makers, and organizing against this violence.
Here are two really great resources about the struggle for sex workers’ rights:
Research for Sex Work: Sex Work and Violence: this year the annual journal of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects focuses on sex work and violence. Eight articles by sex workers and advocates focus on police violence in Eastern Europe, domestic violence in Cambodia, violence against transgender sex workers, and more. The journal is available as a free download.