Strategies to Advance the Human Rights of Sex Workers
Arbors ◆ August 5, 2022 ◆ 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Sex work policy is an intersectional human rights issue – labor, immigration, racial justice, gender justice, disability justice, and LGBTQIA+ issues all arise under the criminalization of adult consensual sex work. We will discuss sex work policymaking within a human rights framework. We’ll identify different policy approaches to sex work: decriminalization, legalization, and the “end demand” model. We’ll explore various strategic approaches to policy reform including incremental harm reductive legislative measures. We will explore different approaches to full decriminalization, including simple repeals of prostitution laws versus repeals paired with administrative measures to protect and provide for sex workers.