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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
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This page details 100 countries’ policies on prostitution, brothel ownership and pimping. Countries were chosen in order to be inclusive of major religions, geographical regions, and policies towards prostitution. In announcing changes in laws on sex work, Fiji’s Attorney General and Justice Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had said in January, “As the laws stand now, it is only the prostitute that gets charged but the person procuring those services does not (so) the males get away while the females get locked up.”  Amidst the awful news from Malawi [about gay men being jailed for 14 years] a small light of positiveness from Botswana

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South Africa

This report documents human rights violations experienced by female, male and transgender sex workers in four African countries (Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe), and describes barriers they face to accessing health services. Through cross-country comparison and documenting sub-regional trends, the study moves beyond previous often-localised descriptions of violations against sex workers in Africa. The study also fills information gaps about violations in male and transgender sex workers in this setting.  Article in PLoS ONE 6(12): e28363. Background An article in the Journal of Drug Issues, Volume 41, Issue 2, Spring 2011, p.233-252. This article reports on the findings of

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