Hear from the women themselves:
As a journalist, you have the ability to influence how the public perceives im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work.
Im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work or working in massage businesses are reluctant to speak with you because of safety concerns and stigma.
However, these women also state that journalists can give them a voice and provide support for them as they try to access their basic human rights.
Journalists can, and should, work to improve the representation of im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work to help elevate their voices and experiences without causing them harm.
See SWAN’s full resource for some of the things im/migrant women working in massage businesses and private apartments want you to know about current journalistic representation of sex work.
See here for a resource on why language matters and how words can hurt.