“What the Media Gets All Wrong About Sex Work” (PolicyMic)

February 20, 2014

“Is there a difference between trafficking and sex work? The latter — a synonym for prostitution — is generally defined as “the commission by a person of any natural or unnatural sexual act, deviate sexual intercourse, or sexual contact for monetary consideration or other thing of value.” Human trafficking, by contrast, is defined by the UN as ‘the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.'”

Read more of this article by Lauren Maffeo for PolicyMic here.

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