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Recognize sex work as legitimate work


An article by Reynaga, E. in the HIV/AIDS Policy Law Review, 2008 Dec;13(2-3):97-8. It is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation of Elena Reynaga’s plenary address at the International AIDS Conference.

The leader of the Latin American sex workers rights movement Elena Reynaga argues that it is not sex work per se that makes sex workers vulnerable to HIV, but the policies that repress them. In this article, which is based on her presentation at a plenary session of the Mexico International AIDS Conference, Reygana describes how policies and law deprives sex workers of their rights and subject them to physical and sexual violence. The author concludes that at the heart of the problem lies the fact that sex work is not recognized as legitimate work.


Human Rights and Law x-office-presentation-5809574Reynaga E IAC plenary.ppt