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human rights

discussion paper

In their work and lives, sex workers experience disproportionate levels of violence including police abuse, sexual assault, rape, harassment, extortion, and abuse from clients, agents (pimps), sex establishment owners, intimate partners, local residents, and public authorities. Violence against sex workers is a violation of their human rights, and increases sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV. Violence against sex workers must be understood beyond the individual incidents and in a wider context of gender and stigma.  (extract from paper)

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the Oak Foundation

A meeting report from the ‘Donor Dialogue: Donor Collaboration to Advance the Human Rights of Sex Workers’, 11-12 November 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The meeting was co-organised by Mama Cash and the Open Society Institute’s Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP), in collaboration with AIDS Fonds, American Jewish World Service, Global Fund for Women, HIVOS, and the Oak Foundation.

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stigma

An article by  Shaver FM. in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2005; 20; 296. A report from the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya. This article elaborates about the best ways to serve the reproductive health and other needs of sex workers. It argues that the human rights of sex workers are routinely violated and explains why projects with sex workers must go beyond public health orientated HIV prevention to include structural interventions that address human rights and law. An article by Wolffers I and Van Beelen N. in The Lancet, 2003 Jun 7;361(9373):1981. The report disputes the identification of prostitution as a human rights violation

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day provides us with an opportunity for reflection – to remember those who we have lost and to look forward, to consider what still needs to be done if we are to tackle HIV. In terms of scientific advances and political commitment this year has been a very mixed bag. This World AIDS day feels different to all others.  It has felt like the end of AIDS is in sight for some time now but after 30 years with so much hope and so many false alarms the wise have learned not to get excited by each announcement

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law

A meeting report from the ‘Donor Dialogue: Donor Collaboration to Advance the Human Rights of Sex Workers’, 11-12 November 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The meeting was co-organised by Mama Cash and the Open Society Institute’s Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP), in collaboration with AIDS Fonds, American Jewish World Service, Global Fund for Women, HIVOS, and the Oak Foundation.

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Thailand; HIV'

Beginning in the late 1980s, the HIV epidemic increased rapidly in Thailand, particularly in the upper Northern region [1, 2]. In 1990‐91, soon after it was observed that the HIV epidemic was spreading among injecting drug users and sex workers, the government acted decisively, launching a nationwide campaign to reduce HIV transmission. Theme:  Human Rights and Law

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violence

In their work and lives, sex workers experience disproportionate levels of violence including police abuse, sexual assault, rape, harassment, extortion, and abuse from clients, agents (pimps), sex establishment owners, intimate partners, local residents, and public authorities. Violence against sex workers is a violation of their human rights, and increases sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV. Violence against sex workers must be understood beyond the individual incidents and in a wider context of gender and stigma.  (extract from paper)

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Kyrgyz Republic

A case study presented by Gulnara Kurmanova at the 24th Program Coordinating Board (UNAIDS) Meeting, Thematic Segment People on the Move, June 2009. Theme:  Human Rights and Law Theme:  Migration and Mobility

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policy UNAIDS

A case study presented by Gulnara Kurmanova at the 24th Program Coordinating Board (UNAIDS) Meeting, Thematic Segment People on the Move, June 2009. Theme:  Human Rights and Law Theme:  Migration and Mobility

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case study

A case study presented by Gulnara Kurmanova at the 24th Program Coordinating Board (UNAIDS) Meeting, Thematic Segment People on the Move, June 2009. Theme:  Human Rights and Law Theme:  Migration and Mobility

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