Publication of first report on Syrian refugees sex workers in Turkey
Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association produced a report on Syrian refugees who are involved in sex work in Turkey. The report has been published in 2017 with the financial support of the UN Population Fund and is the very first report on the human rights and health situation of Syrian refugees who sell sex.
The report is based on a field study carried out by Red Umbrella in the second half of 2016 in 9 provinces of Turkey, which included face-to-face meetings with various stakeholders; including Syrian refugees who sell sex, sex workers who are Turkish nationals, public officials, NGO representatives, academics, health service providers and local administrations.
Findings of the report demonstrates the vulnerability of Syrian refugees in Turkey who are involved in sex work, through providing real life stories from Syrian sex workers. The report also includes the needs and recommendations from other stakeholders.
To read the report in English, click here.
To read the report in Turkish, click here.