Global Consultant: Briefing Paper on Consequences of Misinformation about Sex Work and Sex Workers


NSWP is seeking to appoint a Global Consultant to lead the development of a Briefing Paper, with accompanying Community Guide, on the consequences of misinformation on sex work, the role it plays in national and global decision-making processes, and its impacts on sex workers. NSWP will consider applications from individuals based in or outside of the UK.

Misinformation on sex work and sex workers has flourished for centuries, fuelled by stereotypes, myths, and moral judgments which continue to shape policies and public opinions. Combined with the silencing and exclusion of sex workers from decision-making processes, misinformation perpetuates policies and programmes based on erroneous conflations and flawed ‘evidence,’ rather than the lived experiences of sex workers. This paper will examine the most prevalent forms of misinformation surrounding sex work, challenging myths and misconceptions perpetuated within the realms of research, policy, and public discourse. This paper will also examine the impacts of misinformation on sex workers around the world and identify opportunities for sex workers, as experts in their own lives and work, to challenge misinformation.  

Please see the full Terms of Reference on our website for the position and information on how to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday 28th February 2021 23.59 hours GMT.