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Research Snapshot: Study of indirect sex workers from the garment industry

— theme: Rights and protection of migrants
— country: Cambodia

The report presents the findings of a small complementary study examining the plight of a group of much talked-about but little understood workers: those who have left the factories during the crisis and started work as indirect sex workers in the entertainment sector. The specific focus of inquiry in the study concerns the vulnerabilities these workers face to HIV/AIDS -one of the most critical workplace issues in Cambodia today.

Research Snapshot: Study of indirect sex workers from the garment industry

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Publishing Year
2022

The narratives obtained in this study lend a much-needed human face to a group of workers who are too often the subject of negative stereotyping.  Such stereotyping not only demonises and degrades these workers as humans, but it also undermines their ability to claim fundamental human rights and entitlements and pushes them into further marginalised positions away from vital health and educational services.  The end goal of the study is thus to better understand the situation of these workers so that we can then offer practical assistance to reduce their HIV related vulnerabilities.

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