Working with Migrant Sex Workers in Sydney's Lower-End Brothels

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On Tuesday 3 December leading not-for-profit care organisation BaptistCare HopeStreet released the findings from its Women’s Services division’s first research report on Sydney’s sex industry, providing insights into the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women working in the city’s lower-end brothels.

Over 100 women participated in the report over a 10-month period about their experiences as migrant sex workers in Sydney. The project originated from BaptistCare HopeStreet’s goal to better understand the needs and concerns of this group of women, whose experiences have not yet been thoroughly researched in Australia.

The Working with Migrant Sex Workers in Sydney’s Lower-End Brothels report explores the demographics of Sydney’s sex workers, the length of their involvement with the sex industry, their experiences of stigma, stress, violence, substance use and sexual health, and their education and working rights. Read more.

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Read ABC's exclusive coverage on our report

Watch Jess Davidson, our Women's Services Manager discuss the report on ABC's The Drum (iview)

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