Queensland sex workers still experience “daily and systemic” discrimination and vilification, according to a new survey.
Queensland sex workers discrimination
Respect Inc and Decrim Queensland commissioned the survey of more than 200 workers – the biggest of its kind in the state.
The results form part of their submission to the Human Rights Commission’s review of the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act.
The survey also found an “extremely high” rate of unreported discrimination.
91 percent of workers said they did not report their experiences because they feared facing further stigma.
Previously, a national survey of 650 sex workers found 96 percent reported experiencing discrimination and stigma related to their occupation.
91 percent specifically reported negative treatment by health workers.
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