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Title: Coronavirus: why French sex workers seeking support from government are unlikely to receive funding
Author(s): St Denny, Emily
Keywords: France
COVID-19 lockdown
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2020
Date Deposited: 24-Apr-2020
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: St Denny E (2020) Coronavirus: why French sex workers seeking support from government are unlikely to receive funding. The Conversation. 17.04.2020.
Abstract: First paragraph: In France, where prostitution is partly criminalised, it is illegal to buy sexual services but legal for a woman or a man to sell sex. And anyone selling sex must pay taxes like everyone else. But many people in prostitution – some of whom consider themselves “sex workers” and therefore believe they should be entitled to workers’ rights and protection – are not currently eligible for state income support, despite seeing their income disappear as a result of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
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