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Guide: Sex Workers & Sex in South Africa – A guide for journalists

Written by Health-e News

Produced by Cape Town’s Women’s Legal Centre, the Sisonke sex worker movement and others, the guide is aimed at promoting response reporting on sex work.

Women's Legal CentreThe guide begins by defining what sex work is and what sex workers do. It discourages readers from using terms such as “prostitute,” before talking about the relative proportions of women, men and transgender people involved in sex work.

The guide then outlines how sex work is criminalised in South Africa and the effects of this on sex workers.

Finally, the guide also includes tips for interviewing sex workers and sensitively reporting on sex work.

Download the guide: Sex Workers and Sex in South Africa: A guide for journalists

 

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