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What are the needs of street-based sex workers?

March 13, 2014

Street-based sex workers face many challenges: they are pushed to the margins of society, their work is criminalized, many are homeless and poor, while some face violence or mental health and addiction issues. To overcome these barriers, there is a need for specific social and health services that meet their complex experiences.

To better understand these issues, a research team led by women previously involved in sex work in Toronto, Barrie and Oshawa carried out a survey. EENet developed a Research Report Round-up of their report, “Street-based Sex Workers Needs Assessment.”

You can read this Research Report Round-up on the EENet website.

Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format. To read other EENet clear language products, visit


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