Ruth Jacobs

Ruth Jacobs is the author of Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, a novel exposing the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The main storyline is based loosely on events from her own life. In addition to fiction writing, Ruth is also involved in non-fiction, journalism and broadcasting for charity and human rights campaigning in the areas of sex workers’ rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking. Websites: &

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Building Bridges: The Sex Workers’ Rights and Anti-Sex Trafficking Movements

“We’ve been told we have to pick sides. That, in and of itself, is very disturbing” – Meg Munoz, former sex worker, trafficking survivor, ally and rights advocate

A division exists between the sex workers’ rights and anti-sex trafficking movements. Yet, both groups are concerned with people who are in the same industry and both share the goal of ensuring human rights. If alliances were made, the two movements would be stronger and more effective. Some organisations already work in this way, such as The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) and La Strada International, but so far they are in the minority.

Sex workers are often better placed than law enforcement to identify and assist sex trafficking victims. The police are feared, and with good reason: sex trafficking victims are often treated as criminals and can be charged with crimes they were forced to commit. This is what prevented Jes Richardson from turning to the police when she was being sex-trafficked. Fortunately, she met a sex worker who helped her escape, rebuild her life and begin her healing process.

I’ve been honoured to interview two amazing women who, like me, have experience in the sex trade: Lori Adorable, who is a current sex worker and sex workers’ rights advocate, and Meg Munoz, who is a former sex worker, trafficking survivor, ally and rights advocate. They discuss why this rift exists and insightfully consider how the two movements could be ...