Migrant sex workers in Australia (Australian Institute of Criminology / Scarlet Alliance, 2015)


The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), in partnership with Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association, initiated a project to explore the demographics, work conditions, migration experiences and access to services of migrant sex workers in Australia. Most previous research in this area focused on sexual health or violence. Among the 592 sex workers interviewed, the majority were satisfied with their work conditions. The research also identified difficulties they faced such as accessing services and English language barriers.