Sex workers exposing abuse

The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) used digital video to document abusive conditions and human rights violations reported by sex workers detained in so-called  ‘rehabilitation’ centres in Cambodia.  Sex workers interviewed after their release and escape told personal stories of assault, rape, and denial of access to clean food, water, and medicine.  They posted this video on YouTube and, and presented it at a day of action for 500 sex workers in Phnom Penh.  As a result one of the combined efforts of APNSW, WNU, and local human rights groups working together to provide evidence of the abuses that took place, one of the two centres was closed.