Uncovering the Human Insecurities and Coping Strategies of Indoor Sex Workers


Uncovering the Human Insecurities and Coping Strategies of Indoor Sex Workers


Belay Asmare

Woldia University, Department of Political Science and International Relations


International Journal of social research

The purpose of this article is to explore the human insecurities of indoor sex workers and coping strategies they use to reduce their insecurities of different kind in the case of Woldia Town. The article employed 10 purposively selected indoor sex workers for in-depth interviews and four key informants (2pimps: owners of the bar house and 2 NGOs working on sex workers) as a key informant interviewee. In addition, one FGD was held with indoor sex workers to elicit group ideas about the issue. The article revealed that indoor sex workers are found to be faced with different human insecurities in their work and coping strategies that they are using to reduce their security threats. In general, the study conclude that indoor sex workers are at a high risk of insecurities therefore serious attention must be paid in order to address this problem and it suggests that the government, police department, NGO projects and the community are expected to do a lot to reduce the problem.


Keywords: Coping Strategies, Human Insecurities, Indoor Sex workers

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How to cite this article:
Belay Asmare.Uncovering the Human Insecurities and Coping Strategies of Indoor Sex Workers. International Journal of Social Research, 2020; 4:41.


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