Ireland: “We live within a violent system.” Structural violence against sex workers in Ireland

This report, based on in-depth interviews with sex workers, experts and representatives of the Irish authorities, provides insights into sex workers’ human rights in Ireland, in particular their right to safety and freedom from violence. It shows that criminalization of aspects of sex work in Ireland has a “chilling effect” on sex workers’ exercise of their human rights, for instance by preventing them from working together in one apartment for safety. Amnesty International calls on the Irish authorities to listen to sex workers and decriminalize all aspects of sex work.

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