Sex workers worldwide are overwhelmingly excluded from social protection schemes and government emergency responses put in place for other workers. Criminalisation, stigma and discrimination, and the failure to recognise sex work as work compound sex workers’ exclusion and foster economic insecurity. Sex work must be recognised as work and all aspects decriminalised to ensure that sex workers can access the same social protections, emergency financial support, and labour rights as all other workers.
The Social Protection and Sex Work animation is a new tool for sex workers' advocacy worldwide. It was created by Smo Sienkiewicz. The illustrations used throughout the video were created by Molly Hankinson.
This resource is available in English, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.