Contributions of sex workers to the economies from Latin America

In the first quarter of 2019, the Network of Women Sex Workers of Latin America and the Caribbean (RedTraSex) proposed to the Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equity AC (Consortium), to join efforts to carry out a pilot research that would provide valid and quantitative information for the debate that would take place at the XIV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean at ECLAC, which has as its central theme the economic empowerment of women, thus the present exploration was born. This report presents the results of the quantitative study and the collection of secondary data on the contribution of women sex workers to the economies of the countries, based on the income and expenses they obtain from their work, which represent a flow in the regional economy.

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