Sex work is work
Sex work – the consensual sale of sex between adults – is an important livelihood activity for some migrants in South Africa. Currently all aspects of sex work are illegal, resulting in multiple forms of violence against male, female and transgendered people working in the industry. In this research area, we explore intersections between sex work, migration, health and well-being.
Research projects involve a partnership with Sisonke – the South African National Sex Worker Movement, and involvement in various policy processes.
Using mixed method and inter-disciplinary approaches, including arts-based methods, our research projects explore the lived experiences of migrant sex workers in South Africa. Research contributes to a range of policy and programmatic interventions, including efforts supporting the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa.
Image by Constance, taken as part of the 2010 Working the City project.
- Giving Birth in a Foreign Land: Exploring the Maternal Healthcare Experiences of Zimbabwean Migrant Women Living in Johannesburg, South Africa - April 21, 2017
- Urban Health in Johannesburg: Migration, Exclusion and Inequality - March 27, 2017
- Moeketsi Modisenyane -
- HIV, mobility and migration - December 6, 2016
- Sex work is work - December 6, 2016
- Exploring The Migration Profiles of Primary Healthcare Users in South Africa - December 3, 2016
- Migration and sex work in South Africa: key concerns for gender and health - December 1, 2016
- Mobility, migration and generalised HIV epidemics: a focus on sub-Saharan Africa - December 1, 2016
- Understanding healthcare and population mobility in southern Africa: The case of South Africa - November 24, 2016
- Research ethics in practice: lessons from studies exploring interpersonal violence in different contexts - November 10, 2016