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COVID-19 Impact and Response for Sex Workers

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Scarlet Alliance, 2020 STATEMENT OF IMPACT Sex workers throughout Australia have been devastatingly hit by the impact of coronavirus. As a workforce, sex workers are predominantly a mixture of precarious workers and the self-employed, being independent contractors who work in or for sex industry businesses, or sole traders who work independently for themselves. As such sex workers are...

There are fears coronavirus is stopping Australia’s migrant women from accessing abortions

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SBS News, 26th April 2020 Vulnerable pregnant women could lose access to abortion throughout Australia because of increased financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic, reproductive health providers have warned.  A combination of widespread job losses, differing abortion laws around the country, and patchy access to Medicare, could mean more women need financial assistance to terminate...

Sex Work & COVID-19: Guidelines for Sex Workers, Clients, Third Parties, and Allies

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Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network and Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak has created a lot of stress and panic, but sex workers are and always have been resourceful and resilient.  We are experts in keeping ourselves and our communities safe. We’ve been doing it for decades! We would like to share our wisdom and learn from each...

COVID-19: A Gender Lens – sexual & reproductive health and gender inequality

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UN Population Fund (UNFPA), March 2020 Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. Women...

Prostitution and sex work: nature and prevalence in England and Wales (report)

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University of Bristol, commissioned by the Home Office and the Office of the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, October 2019 The University of Bristol was commissioned by the Home Office and the Office of the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner to look in to the current ‘nature’ and ‘prevalence’ of prostitution in England and Wales, involving adults aged 18 or over. The research was...

Hidden Forces: Shining a light on Reproductive Coercion (White Paper)

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Marie Stopes Australia, 2018 Reproductive Coercion (RC) is behaviour that interferes with the autonomy of a person to make decisions about their reproductive health. Many Australians do not have full control over their reproductive choices. Their choices are constrained by people in their familial and community networks or by structural forces at play in our society. Reproductive Coercion is...

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