“We live within a violent system.” Structural violence against sex workers in Ireland, a report from Amnesty International

Amnesty International

This report from Amnesty International, based on in-depth interviews with sex workers, experts and representatives of the Irish authorities, provides insights into sex workers’ human rights in Ireland, in particular their right to safety and freedom from violence. It shows that criminalisation of aspects of sex work in Ireland has a “chilling effect” on sex workers’ exercise of their human rights, for instance by preventing them from working together in one apartment for safety. Amnesty International has called on the Irish authorities to listen to sex workers and decriminalise all aspects of sex work.

You can download this report above. It is available in English, Spanish and French.