What is their hate about?

Harmful gender norms and violence against male, female and transgender sex workers in Asia

No. of pages: 7

Publication date: 2016

Author: Gabrielle Szabo & Julia Cabassi

Publisher: UNFPA

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Sex workers experience extreme violence – at work, in prison and police stations, in their neighbourhoods and in their homes, from family members, police, clients, intimate partners and strangers. This violence is gender-based. Male, female and transgender sex workers are targeted because they challenge traditional gender norms and are denied fundamental human rights – to equal protection under the law, protection from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, and to the highest attainable standard of health.