Side-lined: Experiences of sex workers throughout the lockdown

This study conducted by Sonke Gender Justice in partnership with Sisonke will explore the lives of sex workers. Sex workers have been excluded by the law as the industry is still criminalised in South Africa. For this reason, sex workers are stigmatised and discriminated against even by public service providers, such as law enforcement and the healthcare system. With this in mind, this paper aims to look at the experiences of sex workers during the COVID-19 lockdown and how this further affected their lives and livelihoods, which are already challenging.

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