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 by Matt Wade, New Delhi January 8, 2011 SUMAN is proud of her boob job. It cost about $2500, a small fortune for most Indians, but comes with a ”lifetime guarantee” and the promise of higher earnings. Like many Indian transsexuals, known as hijras, Suman boosts her income with sex work. Breast enhancement operations, now easily available in big city hospitals, are increasingly popular among the naturally flat-chested hijras. Suman’s investment is paying handsome dividends. We assess old age financial security in a sample of sex workers in India. Our analysis, based on primary data for 240 former sex workers

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Combating trafficking in sex work sites‐Durbar’s successes and challenges

Durbar, (a sex worker group in Kolkata,)   has been carrying out Anti ‐trafficking programme through “Self Regulatory Board”(SRB)‐ a community led structure. The concept of SRB was mooted during 1997 at the All India Conference of sex worker held at Kolkata. Over the years, there has been a steady increase in DMSC’s anti located in different sex work sites of Kolkata and the remaining 25 are spread over the   West Bengal Read more about how empowered sex workers can address trafficking. Theme:  Human Rights and Law Bulletin9[1].pdf

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Selling sex in unsafe spaces: Sex work risk environments in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The risk environment framework provides a valuable but under-utilised heuristic for understanding environmental vulnerability to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers. Brothels have been shown to be safer than street-based sex work, with higher rates of consistent condom use and lower HIV prevalence. While entertainment venues are also assumed to be safer than street-based sex work, few studies have examined environmental influences on vulnerability to HIV in this context. As part of the Young Women’s Health Study, a prospective observational study of young women (15-29 years) engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh, we conducted in-depth

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