Special Issue "Sex Workers’ Rights: Looking toward the Future"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2017).
Interests: sex-work policy; trafficking policy
Globally, campaigns for national-level policychanges that recognize and protect the rights of sex workers have hit some major roadblocks, and even seen progress rolled-back by anti-trafficking policies and Nordic model re-criminalization - despite the example of New Zealand. As we prepare for more years of campaigning for change, what positive developments can we build on? Where is future progress likely to take place? Are we seeing positive changes at the local level or on smaller scales that might build toward larger-scale change in the future? This Special Issue looks to explore the positive changes that are happening beyond the big policy level. Are we, for example, seeing any positive developments in relations between the sex-workers’ rights and other social justice movements? Are there examples of improved communication or cooperation between sex workers and municipal governments, police forces, the media or local communities? Are there new forms of political or social organizing by sex-workers or signs of strengthening bonds between groups within the sex-work field including migrant and non-migrant workers? What positive developments are we seeing now that might provide a path forward?
Prof. Leslie Jeffrey
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- Sex-workers’ rights
- Sex work policy
- Local politics and sex-work
- Sex-worker activism