The Sex Worker Media Library presents a round-up of issues of the last few years that brought attention to the human rights impact of the anti-trafficking regime. This 1st edition includes reports on the “The Fall of Somaly Mam,” with work from Anne Elizabeth Moore, “Hit and Run” Sex Worker Research from EMPOWER, Thailand, Vice’s “The High Cost of Cheap Clothes,” “From Prosecution to Empowerment: Is there a way back?” from Marjan Wijers, Laura Agustín’s deconstruction of the slogan “‘Sex Work is Not Sex Trafficking’: An idea whose time has not come” and much more.
The Sex Worker Media Library revisits this occasion to bring attention to organizations and individuals–activists, artists, and academics– who have carefully researched, responded to and otherwise documented the broad impact of the anti-trafficking regime around the world. We recognize and note ill conceived anti-trafficking policy, the harms of the rescue industry and of increased stigmatization and criminalization of migration, commercial sex, people of color, transgender people and youth. We encourage you to future “… investigation: wondering, reading, critique, talking with those more experienced, cogitating over ambiguities.”