Human Rights Violations of Sex Workers in Brazil


Davida, in collaboration with The Prostitution Policy Watch, The Brazilian Network of Prostitutes, The Association of Warrior Women, The Group of Prostitute Women from the State of Paráb (GEMPAC), Transrevolução, and Casa Nem/PrepareNem have made a submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. This submission outlines human rights violations of sex workers in Brazil.

Contents include:

  • Background and context
  • Legal framework
  • State sanctioned violence against sex workers
  • Conflation between sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution
  • Recommendations

Their submission is useful for sex workers who are interested in submitting their own report to the Universal Period Review once their own country is reviewed. It is also useful for those interested in learning more about the context of sex work in Brazil.

You can download this 9 page PDF above. This resource is avaialble in English.