Sex Worker Rights
The Open Society Foundations work to ensure that sex workers have access to the quality health and social services they need, and that they can speak out for their rights.
Sex Work Is Work
Sex Workers’ Untold Stories
Organized by sex workers, a new Berlin-based exhibition uses found objects to present a more nuanced vision of what sex work really is.
The Fight to End HIV Is Also a Fight for Women’s Rights
The recipient of the International AIDS Society’s inaugural Prudence Mabele Prize, Duduzile Dlamini, is a reminder to the world that the rights of women and girls cannot be treated as an obstacle to public health.
Sex Workers Demand Justice
A recent tragedy in Queens, New York, served as a reminder of the criminal justice system's disregard for sex workers’ lives. It’s time for policymakers to prove they mean it when they champion human rights.
The False Promise of “End Demand” Laws
Despite its recent popularity, it’s worth recognizing that the so-called Nordic model of criminalizing the purchasing of sex falls well short of what sex workers in Lyon, France, demanded more than 40 years ago.
Q&A: Lawyers on the Margins Find Creative Ways to Help Their Clients—and Each Other
Given worrying recent trends, the need for specialized legal assistance to vulnerable groups continues to grow. But this collaborative network of peers is rising to the challenge.
The Problem with Criminalizing Sex Workers’ Clients
Kate McGrew, coordinator at Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, explains how labor rights can protect sex workers in ways criminalization can’t.
Criminalized Condoms Force China’s Sex Workers to Make a Difficult Choice
A new study shows how sex workers are made more vulnerable by police seizures of condoms as evidence of illegal activity.
Health Funders and Grantees: Who Sets the Agenda?
Frontline NGOs may not measure their impact in terms of infections averted or treated—yet they have become essential to donors who do.