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In early December we released the findings from HopeStreet Women’s Services first research report on Sydney’s sex industry, providing insights into the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women working in the city’s lower-end brothels.
Over 100 women participated in the report over a 10-month period, sharing their experiences as migrant sex workers in Sydney. The project originated from BaptistCare HopeStreet’s goal to better understand the needs and concerns of this group of women, whose experiences have not yet been thoroughly researched in Australia.
The Working with Migrant Sex Workers in Sydney’s Lower-End Brothels report, launched exclusively by ABC online and ABC’s The Drum, explores the demographics of Sydney’s sex workers, the length of their involvement with the sex industry, their experiences of stigma, stress, violence, substance use and sexual health, and their education and working rights.
BaptistCare HopeStreet Women’s Services manager Jess Davidson appeared on ABC’s The Drum to discuss the findings, and provide conversation around this important topic and the experiences of clients who access our Women’s Services in Darlinghurst and St Marys.