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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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Can sex workers be scholars? Nikat Ethiopia says yes!

Nikat is a sex worker organisation in Ethiopia. It has developed from a small income generation project to an NGO that provides education, social support and health services in the capital and mentors 30 newly established sex workers co-operatives throughout the country  Recently 15 Nikat members graduated in basic computer applications at their Drop in Center in Addis Abbaba.  Hennock Alemayehu ( pictured) director of Timret Le Howit a local NGO that provides support and resources to Nikat said,  “This is a kind of day which helps to continue  to work on our ambitious Mission… This is a best example of sex workers empowerment” Cheryl Overs of

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Creating an Enabling Legal and Policy Environment for Sex Workers

This thematic discussion paper for the October 2010 Consultation on Sex Work and HIV in Asia and the Pacific captures many of the complex issues around sex work and law. Among its recommendations are:  1. Decriminalize sex work by removing laws and policies that prevent sex workers accessing safe places to live and work and reduce their access to health services, justice and labour rights (including local ordinances, state level regulations, and others). This includes laws against buying and selling sex and operating sex businesses. Replace those laws with regulations, laws and policies similar to those that govern other businesses and activities. 2. Formally recognize

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