The Global Labor Rights Movement You’ve Likely Never Heard Of


Fordham Law Professor and Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic Director Chi Mgbako wrote an editorial for Huffington Post on sex workers’ ongoing labor rights movements across the globe.

Powerful allies are now joining the call for sex workers’ rights. Influential and mainstream health and human rights organizations like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, UNAIDS, and the World Health Organization have in recent years all come out publicly in favor of the full decriminalization of sex work.

I’ve witnessed the blossoming of the global sex workers’ rights movement and its resilient diversity first-hand. Over several years, I conducted field research and in-depth interviews with 163 sex worker activists in Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda to document the rise of sex worker political activism in Africa, which is spreading like a brushfire throughout the continent.

Read the article here.


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