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Coronavirus: why French sex workers seeking support from government are unlikely to receive funding

Citation
St Denny E (2020) Coronavirus: why French sex workers seeking support from government are unlikely to receive funding. The Conversation. 17.04.2020. https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-french-sex-workers-seeking-support-from-government-are-unlikely-to-receive-funding-136589

Abstract
First paragraph: In France, where prostitution is partly criminalised, it is illegal to buy sexual services but legal for a woman or a man to sell sex. And anyone selling sex must pay taxes like everyone else. But many people in prostitution – some of whom consider themselves “sex workers” and therefore believe they should be entitled to workers’ rights and protection – are not currently eligible for state income support, despite seeing their income disappear as a result of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

Keywords
France; Coronavirus; Prostitution; COVID-19 lockdown

StatusPublished
Author(s)St Denny, Emily
Publication date17/04/2020
Publication date online17/04/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31050
Related URLshttps://theconversation.com/…e-funding-136589
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon

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