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Court-based research: collaborating with the justice system to enhance STI services for vulnerable women in the US http://t.co/3vEaFQVO
The fractal queerness of non-heteronormative migrant #sexworkers in the UK by Nick Mae http://t.co/X7oGFeDI
‘only 31% of the sample of indirect sex workers reported having been engaged in commercial sex in the last 12 months’
Old but good. Violence and Exposure to HIV among #sexworkers in Phnom Penh http://t.co/rkrRGiBa
Someone is Wrong on the Internet: #sex workers’ access to accurate information http://t.co/aMSXhygd
 

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Using the PLRI website

The PLRI site is organised around our priority themes: human rights and law; economics and development; migration and mobility; health and HIV; gender and sexuality and research ethics and methods. If you want to search the site to find content on a particular topic, for example gender, you can use the Keyword Search function in the left hand column. At the bottom of each thematic page you will find a list of resources. These resources have been recommended by PLRI members as useful to those interested in research and policy on sex work. Inclusion in the list of resources does

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PLRI People

These are some of the people involved in PLRI so far with some information about their interests and role in the group. 1. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex University UK Susie Jolly Susie Jolly convenes the Sexuality and Development Programme in the Participation, Power and Social Change team in the IDS. Together with Andrea Cornwall, she is spearheading IDS work on sexuality. Her work focuses on intersections between sexuality, gender and development, in particular promoting positive approaches to sexuality and rights to pleasure. She is co-editor of ‘Sexuality Matters’ IDS Bulletin (with Andrea Cornwall) and of the ‘Gender and

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Paulo Henrique Longo 1964 – 2004

Paulo Longo was a Brazilian psychologist, gay rights activist and sex worker. In 1990 Paulo established Programma Pegacao to provide services to male sex workers in Rio de Janeiro and advocate on issues that affect them. In 1992 he co-founded the International Network of Sex Work Projects which he later led for three years. Paulo was passionate about research and he was well known in international forums for his eloquent critiques of sex work research and policy. He was an editor of Research for Sex Work and Horizons’ Principal Investigator for a community based research project on community development among sex

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About PLRI

The Paulo Longo Research Initiative is a collaboration of researchers, policy analysts and sex workers working within the sex workers rights movement to improve the human rights, health and well being of sex. workers. Led by independent sex workers, and named after sex worker activist Paulo Henrique Longo, PLRI is committed to developing, consolidating and disseminating  Sex work policy and research – room for improvement Although there are many excellent books, essays and studies about sex work – including several by sex workers – a great deal of scholarship on sex work is misguided and stigmatizing. Sex workers frequently complain that much

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