Research Findings Regarding the Impact of the 2010 Soccer World Cup on Sex Work in South Africa

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This report was commissioned and funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and implemented by the Sex Work Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT). The report found that during the 2010 World Cup period, there was a small increase in the number of female sex workers who advertised online and in newspapers and sex workers did not typically see more clients during the World Cup period. The report also found that sex workers' demographics did not change significantly during the World Cup. The date does not support fears about an increase of children or foreign migrant sex workers into the sex industry during the World Cup.

Contents include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The website component
    • Goal
    • Methodology
    • Conclusion
  • The mixed-methods component
    • Aims
    • Methodology
    • Limitations
    • Findings
      • Assessment of sex worker fears and expectations
      • Assessment of whether there was a change in the demand for or supply of paid sex
      • Gather information on sex worker mobility, access to services and interactions with police
  • Report Conclusion

You can download this 48-page PDF above. This resource is in English.