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[NEWS] Women's Network for Unity: "Sex Work Is Work"

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Journalist Paula Stromberg's interview with the Women's Network for Unity (WNU), a sex workers' union with over 6,400 members, highlights the continuing struggle for Cambodian sex workers to be recognized as workers, rather than as victims in need of rescue. They are speaking out against anti-human-trafficking laws that define "all sex workers as victims, ensuring the police arrest everyone during raids, not just children and sex slaves locked in brothels. But we are not all victims," says Ly Pisey, a member of WNU. "The WNU slogan, Sex Work Is Work, demands that sex workers be taken seriously as people having an occupation and that a distinction be made between human trafficking and voluntary, adult sex work." Read the rest of the article here.

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