#MacroSW Chat 5/16/2019: Sex Workers and Stigma, Suicide, and Sexual Violence

Our #MacroSW chats return this week. While I won’t be able to attend, I’ll be reviewing the transcripts for the podcast next week.

sex workers, decriminalization, social work, mental health, stigma

Sex workers
are at greater risk to be victims of crime, sexual violence, and mental health
problems because of their work. Stigma and laws criminalizing sex work
influence these risk factors. Prostitution is illegal and the fear of arrest
prevents sex workers from reporting crimes and abuses committed against them. Society’s
views about sex work fuels stigma against sex workers which create injustice, perpetuate
myths, takes away human rights, and affects mental health.

Join us on Thursday, May 16 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m.
Pacific)
for the #MacroSW chat, Sex Workers and Stigma, Suicide, & Sexual Violence, to discuss
the risks sex workers are exposed to and how social workers can play a role in
supporting people involved in sex work. This
is the second chat in a series on this topic.

Chat Series

April 25: The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex
Work. Check out the
chat…

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