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combating human rights abuses

trafficking

This is a report of a meeting to discuss a research tool specifically designed to  assess this issue by measuring the impact of Human Rights & Trafficking  programmes and policies. Over the last few years the need for a human rights approach to trafficking in human beings has been increasingly recognised. Underlying this need are two concerns: 1.The lack of protection and assistance that current policies offer to trafficked persons, despite the fact that trafficking is generally recognised as a serious violation of human rights This report considers the denial of sex workers’ enjoyment of the right to health that results from the criminalization of

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cambodia

Gary Haugen is cradling the padlocks in his thick hands. A former high school football player–bristly crew cut, broad shoulders squeezed into a dress shirt–Haugen has more the mien of a military man than a lawyer, although his image is in keeping with the muscular work of the organization he founded and heads. The president of the International Justice Mission, an evangelical Christian organization devoted to combating human rights abuses in the developing world, Haugen is musing over the mementos of IJM’s work in India and

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NEW! The Global Network of Sex Work Projects, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers and the Paulo Longo Research Initiative will produce a new version of Making Sex Work Safe

Making Sex Work Safe was developed by sex workers from the early International Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP). It was written by Paulo Longo and Cheryl Overs. It provides global perspectives on information about sex workers, analysis of law and policy and guidance about how to ensure that programmes on sex work are rights based and grounded in communities. History The book was first published in 1996 in partnership with Appropriate Health Resources Technologies Action Group (now called HealthLink) and it quickly became a key resource for new sex work projects despite initially being distributed only in print through

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