CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON SEX WORK, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE LAW - SUMMARY (NSWP, 2013)

The Consensus Statement is a tool for sex workers’ advocacy worldwide, which summarises the demands of the global sex worker rights movement. The Consensus Statement outlines eight basic human rights that sex worker-led groups around the world identify as crucial targets for their activism and advocacy.

These eight rights, if fully realised, would be a huge step towards safeguarding sex workers’ human rights, labour rights, and health:

  1. The right to associate and organise;

  2. The right to be protected by the law;

  3. The right to be free from violence;

  4. The right to be free from discrimination;

  5. The right to privacy, and freedom from arbitrary interference;

  6. The right to health;

  7. The right to move and migrate; and

  8. The right to work and free choice of employment.