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Article in the Int J STD AIDS 2010;21:746-751.

This is a discussion paper prepared for the 1st Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on HIV and Sex Work, 12 – 15 October 2010 in Pattaya, Thailand. Among its recommendations are: 

Contents

Part 1

Introduction  

Who is involved in Sex Work?  

An interview by Elaine Murphy and Karin Ringheim in Reproductive Health and Rights – Reaching the Hardly Reached. pp. 13-15. This report was published by PATH.

Article by Doezema J in Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, 61-89 (2005).

A book by Kara S that seeks to provide a business analysis of sex trafficking, focusing on the local drivers and global macroeconomic trends that gave rise to the industry after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Foreign Policy in Focus carried a review of the book by Ann Jordan, of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law.

A blog by Laura Agustín who writes as a lifelong migrant and sometime worker in both nongovernmental and academic projects about sex, travel and work. Her lively and engaging blog covers issues of migration and sex.

This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label “trafficked” does not accurately describe migrants’ lives and that the “rescue industry” disempowers them.

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