Human Rights Violations of Sex Workers in Brazil (United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Brazil)

Abstract

This report focuses on the civil and human rights violations of those engaged, or perceived to be engaged, in the commercial sale of sex in Brazil. It draws on Davida’s advocacy for sex worker rights for nearly twenty-five years, and that of our partner organizations and network throughout Brazil. It also draws on the ethnographic and historical research conducted by members of Prostitution Policy Watch, both collectively and independently, over the past decade to document changing sex work conditions in Brazil.

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Citation: Davida — Prostitution, Civil Rights, Health. (2017). Human Rights Violations of Sex Workers in Brazil. Submitted to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Brazil. 27th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Human Rights Council. Available at https://uprdoc.ohchr.org/uprweb/downloadfile.aspx?filename=3840&file=CoverPage (accessed 10 October 2017).