This book presents the long-term collaborative project CODE:RED and its fields of operation: the informal economy, the self-organization of urban minorities, global sex work, and human trafficking. The project would not have been possible without the partnership of numerous organizations, groups, and communities around the world who are fighting for the rights of sex workers.
Here the reader will find articles that discuss the history of activism among sex workers, their commitment to social visibility, their fight for basic human and social rights, their cultural activities, and their involvement in trade unions, among other topics. But the book is also a tribute to the remarkable people who, through courage and willpower, have succeeded in breaking out of the vicious cycle of ignorance and stigmatization. The transition from invisibility to public openness represents one of the most life-changing – and liberating – decisions a person can make.
CODE:RED is published by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana and designed by Ajdin Bašic. The book was generausly supported by Erste Stiftung, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Municipality of Ljubljana.
Edition of 500.
Softcover, 236 pages, 6.9 inches x 9.6 inches, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E Ljubljana Slovenia 2011