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19/10/2015 - Guides and manuals

Sex work and sex workers: a guide for journalists workers

This "Guide for Journalistic Approaches to Sex Work and Sex Workers" invite all readers to join us in unpacking journalist practices around sex work issues, to deconstruct them and work towards forms of communication that are better in sync with the reality experienced by women sex workers, from an inclusive perspective that respects our human rights.


In contemporary societies, where mass media plays a prominent role, media outlets and journalists convey messages reaching thousands or millions in a moment and also become the voice of authority on some issues, or the only ones reporting on some others. Discourses built by mass-media influence dominant social perceptions.

Communications professionals often reproduce and aggravate bias and misconceptions about our work and us, and are far from helping build a comprehensive understanding that takes into account our own voices and capacity to decide about our lives. This is why RedTraSex considers it necessary to produce this "Guide for Journalistic Approaches to Sex Work and Sex Workers" in which we invite all readers to join us in unpacking journalist practices around sex work issues, to deconstruct them and work towards forms of communication that are better in sync with the reality experienced by women sex workers, from an inclusive perspective that respects our human rights.

We invite you to read the Guide and engage in a dialogue with us. You play an essential role in influencing society to respect our choices and our work and stand by us in the struggle for the full recognition of our human rights.

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