MTV EXIT and sex work in Cambodia

25/03/2009 at 11:01 Leave a comment

Cambodian demonstrationPLRI member Cheryl Overs was quoted in an article in the Phnom Penh Post this week in relation to the MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) Campaign which is currently active in Cambodia. Campaigners and legal analysts believe that the Campaign inadvertently bolsters a recent law that removes from Cambodians the right to engage in prostitution and has allowed police to brutalise sex workers with impunity. In the article Ly Pisey, a spokesman for the Women’s Network for Unity, a collective of Phnom Penh-based sex workers argues, “We support having legislation against trafficking, but the current law has led to the rape and arrest of sex workers,” she added. “MTV should have consulted first with sex workers and sex worker groups.”

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