China: Abolish Arbitrary Detention for Sex Workers

March 5, 2019

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Human Rights Watch is urgently requesting the Government of China to abolish the Custody and Education system used to detain primarily sex workers for up to two years without trial. This system is supposed to provide sex workers and clients with education, health monitoring, and work experience. However, Human Rights Watch research shows that in practice, the Custody and Education system often entails forced labour, physical and sexual violence, and psychological abuse.