Sex work can be defined as “the exchange of money for sexual services provided by a consenting adult” (Living in Community, 2018). Sex workers include women, men, and transgender and nonbinary individuals. About 80-95% of sex work takes place indoors, while only 5-20% is street-based. Some sex workers experience high rates of violence, but rarely report that violence to police.
This edition of EVA Notes offers service providers steps to cultural competence with sex workers and some key considerations about how to make your agency more accessible to sex workers.