The subject of this thesis is "Sex Work in Austria with a Special Focus on Styria". The research question and hypotheses refer to the working and living conditions of sex workers in Styria and to opportunities for action and improvements. In the theoretical part of the thesis, therefore, the history of prostitution and its role in the women's movements and in current international legislation are discussed. Furthermore, the whores movement is presented and the topic of sex work in the context of migration is explored.The main part of the work is devoted to sex work in Austria and especially Styria. Regulations, social discourse and the actual situation of sex workers are highlighted.With a method of qualitative research, the "guided interview", the question and the hypotheses are processed. For this purpose, two former and an active sex worker were interviewed and a conversation with an employee of the counseling center SXA info in Styria was conducted. This method makes it possible to see affected people as experts of their own lives and to present their views.In the final part, the results of the research and the interviews are discussed, set in context to each other and conclusions are drawn.