- What Irish Sex Buyers Are Really Thinking
- Prime Time: Profiting from Prostitution
- RTE Investigates: Sex for Sale
- Doing Money
From around the world
- A Penny for Your Thoughts
- Lilya 4-Ever
- I am Jane Doe
- The Price of Sex
- The Life Story
- Hot Girls Wanted
- Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas (New Girls 24 Hours)
- Two Little Girls
- Campaign Against Prostitution
- If Men Didn’t Buy Her, Pimps Couldn’t Sell Her
- LoveSick: Men Buy Sex
- The Trap: The Deadly Sex-Trafficking Cycle in American Prisons
- Three Girls
Key international resources on commercial sexual exploitation
- CAP International (Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution)
- The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
- The European Women’s Lobby
- Fondation Scelles
- Mouvement du Nid
- Nordic Model Information Network
- Prostitution Research and Education (PRE)
- Space International
- Equality Now
Survivor voices, platforms and advocacy
- SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution Abuse Calling for Enlightenment)
- World Without Exploitation
- The Life Story
What is trafficking?
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: What is Human Trafficking.
United Nations General Assembly, 2000. Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish
Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. New York: United Nations Department of Public Information.
Prevalence of trafficking globally
United States of America Department of State, June 2018. Trafficking in Persons Report. New York: United States Department of State.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2014. Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. Vienna: UNODC.
Europol, 2016. Situation Report: Trafficking in Human Beings in the EU. The Hague: Europol.
Links between prostitution and sex trafficking
Seo-Young, C. Dreher, A and Neumayer, E., 2012. Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking? Economics of Security.
O’Connor, M., and Healy, G. 2006. The Links between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: A Briefing Handbook. USA: CATW.
Gender perspectives on human trafficking
Walby, S., Apitzsch, B., Armstrong, J.E., Balderston, S., Szmagalska-Follis, K., Francis, B.J., Kelly, L., May-Chahal, C.A., Rashid, A., Shire, K., Towers, J., Tunte, M., 2016. Study on the Gender Dimension of Trafficking in Human Beings. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), 2018. Gender Specific Measures in Anti-Trafficking Actions: Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
Prevalence of prostitution and sex trafficking in the Republic of Ireland
The Immigrant Council of Ireland, the Women’s Health Project and Ruhama, 2009. Globalisation, Sex Trafficking and Prostitution: The Experiences of Migrant Women in Ireland. Dublin: ICI.
Doras Luimní, 2015. No Chance, No Choices – Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Limerick: Key Issues and Challenges. Limerick: Doras Luimní.
Legislation and policy on prostitution and trafficking in the Republic of Ireland
A summary of relevant legislation can be found here.
Oireachtas, 2008. Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act, 2008. Available here.
Oireachtas, 2013. Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Amendment Act, 2008. Available here.
Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, 2013. Report on Hearings and Submissions on the Review of Legislation on Prostitution. Available here.
Oireachtas 2017. Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, 2017. Available here.
Department of Justice and Equality, 2016. Second National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking in Ireland. Dublin: Department of Justice and Equality. Available here.
Physical and mental health impacts of prostitution and sex trafficking
Zimmerman, C. Hossain, M. Yun, K. Roche, B. Morison, L. and Watts, C., 2006. Stolen Smiles: A Summary Report on the Physical and Psychological Health Consequences of Women and Adolescents Trafficked in Europe. London: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Farley, M. Cotton, A. Lynne, J. Zumbeck, S. Spiwak, F. Reyes, M. Alvarez, D. and Sezgin, U.,
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder’. Journal of Trauma Practice, Vol. 2, No. 3/4, 2003, pp.33-74.
Dispelling myths about prostitution
European Women’s Lobby, 2017. 18 Myths on Prostitution.
Exodus Cry, 2017. Ten Big Myths About Prostitution: Deconstructing the Deception of the Sex Industry.
The cost of prostitution
Mouvement du Nid and Psytel, 2015. ‘ProstCost’: Estimate of the Economic and Social Cost of Prostitution in France – Summary of the Study’s Results.
Research on sex buyers
Farley, M. Golding, J. Schuckman Matthews, E., Malamuth, N.M., and Jarrett, L., 2015. ‘Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking.’ Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Immigrant Council of Ireland, 2014. Stop Traffick! Tackling Demand for Sexual Services of Trafficked Women and Girls. Dublin: ICI.
Farley, M. Bindel, J. and Golding, J., 2009. Men Who Buy Sex: Who They Buy and What They
Know. London: Eaves and San Francisco: Prostitution Research and Education.
‘Sugar dating’ as sexual exploitation
CATW International, 2017. Sugar Dating as Sexual Exploitation: Seeking Arrangement Research.
Research cited in ‘Prostitution as Financial Aid: Three College Students Speak Out’, an interview with three college students conducted by CATW’s Executive Director, which originally appeared in The Huffington Post.
European approaches to prostitution policy and legislation
Honeyball, M., and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, 2014. Report on Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution and Its Impact on Gender Equality (‘the Honeyball Report’). European Parliament.
European Women’s Lobby and Mouvement du Nid, 2012. Briefing: Assessment of Ten Years of Swedish and Dutch Policies on Prostitution.
The Swedish Institute. The Ban Against the Purchase of Sexual Services. An Evaluation 1999-2008 (Selected extracts of the Swedish government report SOU 2010:49), 2010.
Specialist support services in the Republic of Ireland