Briefing Paper: Migrant Sex Workers


This Briefing Paper explores the human rights barriers encountered by migrant sex workers as a result of their type of labour. It highlights their lack of access to services, as well as the increased precariousness and exclusion they face due to legal restrictions on cross-border movement and work in the sex industry. This paper also places migrant sex work in the context of international labour migration, using consultation responses from NSWP member organisations.

A Community Guide is also available

Contents include:

  • Migrant Sex Work in the context of international human rights law
  • Global Perspectives on migration and sex work
    • structural inequality
    • barriers to rights
    • access to services
  • Considerations for health services
  • Conclusion and recommendations 

You can download this 16 page Briefing Paper above. This resource is available in English, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.