This global policy brief summarises the research on young people who sell sex including both young people who sell sex below the age of 18 and young sex workers between the ages of 18 and 29. It provides an overview of the legal framework that impact people under 18 who sell sex. It also summarises the available literature on the experiences of young people who sell sex. It clearly demonstrates how the systemic discrimination, stigma, and criminalisation experienced by young people who sell sex increases their vulnerability to HIV. A community guide is also available.
- Defining young people who sell sex
- Tracing the international legal framework for persons under 18 who sell sex
- Double and triple victimisation of young people who sell sex
- Good intentions and bad practices
- Conclusion and recommendations
This policy brief is useful because there is very little literature that captures the experiences of young people who sell sex. It clearly outlines the challenges faced by young people who sell sex, and provides key recommendations for service providers and policy makers.
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