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Exploitation ‘as Usual’: Emerging evidence on the impact of Covid-19 on Ireland’s sex trade

Exploitation ‘as Usual’: Emerging evidence on the impact of Covid-19 on Ireland’s sex trade

December 2020

With the support of the Community Foundation for Ireland, the aim of this study is to formally and rigorously document the impact that Covid-19 was and is having on Ireland’s sex trade at this unprecedented time in our history. It was designed to enhance understanding of how the sex trade responded to the pandemic, and examine the implications both of the crisis itself, and the way the trade adapted to it, for sex buyers, women in prostitution and the services that support them. The study also contributes to the wider evidence base on the continuing operation of the commercial sex trade in Ireland and highlights some of the measures required to tackle, overcome and prevent sexual exploitation in this context in the future.

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