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human rights

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. This article is by  Loff, B. Gaze, B. and Fairley, C. from The Lancet, Volume 356, Issue 9243, Pages 1764-1764. The report disputes the identification of prostitution as a human rights violation akin to

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rights

This news story, by Noy Thrupkaew in The Nation, explores approaches to combatting trafficking with particular reference to the work of the International Justice Mission. A meeting report from the IDS Sexuality and Development Programme. A book edited by Cornwall A., Correa S. and Jolly S. 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

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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. The report disputes the identification of prostitution as a human rights violation akin to slavery which informs the 1949 Convention on the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution

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violence

An annotated bibliography produced by Project Parivartan. The purpose of this literature search was to explore ethical concerns in researching sex workers, especially sex workers who were victims of crime, such as statutory rape and rape, trafficking and sexual slavery, and violence. (author’s summary) A news story from the Afrol News website. Mozambique’s deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare has called for the urgent establishment of legislation that would lead to the respect of the fundamental rights of sex workers. He said the legislation would help in advancing issues like the right to health, to dignity, protection against

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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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law

A report by Crago A-L published by the Open Society Institute. The publication highlights the creative ways in which sex workers in eight countries have organized to defend their human rights and health This monograph is published by Sampada Gramin Mahila Sanstha (SANGRAM) and written by Sandhya Rao and Cath Sluggett. It draws its title, and all the chapter headings, from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The authors argue that the farcical fantasy of Alice’s adventures in the mythical Wonderland seems an apt reference to the unfamiliarity of the terrain that they have had to navigate when attempting to

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