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Philanthropy & the global sex industry

Prostitution is a racial justice issue

Vednita Carter 29 July 2022

I was raised by my grandmother. She was a faithful woman, very involved in the church. Some of my earliest memories are of memorizing poems and bible verses to read to folks. I was preparing …

The devastating impact of decriminalizing the sex trade

Lauren Hersh 15 July 2022

Bea was 15-years-old when she was first sold in the sex trade. For two years, Bea was passed between pimps and bought by more sex buyers than she could possibly count. I learned about Bea …

Navigating the challenges of funding in and around the global commercial sex industry

Emily Nielsen Jones 27 June 2022

Is the sex industry an empowering human right to be legalised and mainstreamed? Or patriarchal sexual exploitation? About ten years ago, I went on one of my first donor trips with a group of women …

To fuel gender justice, donors must support, not shame, sex workers

1 Ankit Gupta and Erin Williams 17 June 2022

We’ve re-committed, and here’s how you can too. Fatou Ndiaye lives in Senegal, a majority Muslim country in which ‘the cultural values do not allow for sex work,’ she says. But sex work pays ‘her …