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Migration & sex work

Research articles



Books and documentaries



  • Becky's Journey: Sine Plambach's insightful documentary about Becky, a young Nigerian woman, who makes several attempts to travel to Europe to earn money as a sex worker (click on the Vimeo link on the website to watch the film online). 

  • Sex at the Margins; Migration, Labour Market and the Rescue Industry - Laura Maria Augustin's ground-breaking book about the intersection of migration and sex work.

  • Hot Girls Wanted : Produced by Rashida Jones this documentary focuses on the amateur porn industry in Miami. A different sector of the sex industry, there are nevertheless some common traits why young women (migrant or not) may choose the sex industry: earning money (more than they could in any other way), not exactly knowing what the reality of the job will look like and a ticket out of a life that offers few opportunities (be that Benin City or America's flyover states).


Latest news


  • Quartz Africa: ever-growing numbers of arrivals of Nigerian women in Italy via the Mediterranean route (arrivals have tripled from 2014-2016).

  • Overview of the Mediterranean route and latest arrivals in Europe: UNHRC refugee situation



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