Kay Thi Win
Sex workers around the world face diverse challenges: stigma, discrimination, violence – including state violence – harassment, criminalisation, isolation, marginalisation and a lack of adequate health services.
Sadly, few people want to talk about these issues. Moral and religious discussions about whether the buying and selling of sexual services is right or wrong, on the other hand, continue to be fashionable and dominate media coverage. Why are so many people quick to judge sex workers as either victims needing to be rescued or criminals needing to be stopped, but so slow to listen to what we have to say?