Working with Refugees Engaged in Sex Work: a Guidance Note for Humanitarians


The Women's Refugee Commission has published this guidance note for humanitarian on Working with Refugees Engaged in Sex Work. This guidance notes adopts a rights-based approach to ensuring the fulfillment and protection of refugees engaged in sex work. The guidance note offers 14 practical steps for field staff. It also provides examples of good practices and programme activities for refugees engaged in sex work. 

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Background
    • What this Guidance Note Seeks to Achieve
    • Definition of 'Sex Work'
  • 14 Practical Steps for Field Staff
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Annexe A: Additional Resources
  • Annexe B: Selected Good Practices

This resources is useful for humanitarians working with refugees who are engaged in sex work. 

You can download this 22 page PDF above. This resource is available in English and Spanish.