International Survey: Sex Work and Unwanted Contact

September 20, 2022

This survey is part of a major international study in the United States of America, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Aotearoa-New Zealand. The researchers are asking about in-person sex workers’ experience of unwanted sexual contact, so that they can help increase understanding of sexual violence and improve access to justice and services for sex workers. The research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

You are eligible for this survey if you:

* Are over the age of 18;

* Have ever exchanged in person sexual services for money or something of value (such as somewhere to live or to pay debts);

* Have sold sex, or exchanged sex for something of value, in the United States.

Access the survey here.

The survey is available in Mandarin, Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese using a dropdown box found at the top once you open the survey.

The survey is conducted in the US by Prof. Barb Brents, Ph.D., Dept. of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (US), barb.brents@unlv.nevada.edu, and internationally by researchers at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), University of Leicester (England), Queen’s University (Belfast, Northern Ireland), University of Otago (New Zealand) in collaboration with SWOP Behind Bars, NZPC: Aotearoa NZ Sex Workers Collective, and other sex worker organizations.

Please go to this site for contacts with local support agencies and more information about the study: https://www.sexworkandsexualviolence.com/.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board UNLV, #1701767-2

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