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"To develop effective, evidence-based, do-no-harm policies, advocates and policy makers must work collaboratively with persons who may be helped or harmed by the proposed laws and policies." This article by Ann Jordan was published by Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF), a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS, online at www.ips-dc.org).
 

TRAINING MANUAL on SEX WORK, HIV and HUMAN RIGHTS

TRAINING MANUAL ON SEX WORK, HIV AND HUMAN RIGHTS

TRAINING MANUAL on SEX WORK, HIV and HUMAN RIGHTS

TRAINING MANUAL on SEX WORK, HIV and HUMAN RIGHTS

TRAINING MANUAL on SEX WORK, HIV and HUMAN RIGHTS

In 2003, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of New South Wales, together with the Cambodian Ministry of Health National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs (NCHADS), began preparations to launch a clinical trial in Phnom Penh. The trial was to determine whether a drug called tenofovir disoproxil fumarate was safe and effective for use as a pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission. In August 2004, before the trial formally began, preparations for it were halted by the Cambodian government following protests led by the Women’s Network for Unity (WNU), the union of Cambodian sex workers. This report reviews the events leading up to the cancellation of the trial in order to identify lessons that can be learnt from the process and consider how these problems can be avoided in future trials. by Anna Forbes and Sanushka Mudaliar. www.global-campaign.org/ethics-resources.htm.

See the video made by APNSW, WAC and WNU about this issue at http://blip.tv/file/1418090.

Sex Work, HIV/AIDS, and Human RightsSex Work, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

From the Central and Eastern European Harm Reduction Network: "Sex Work, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia". Outlines key findings of the survey and recommendations. Among them - decriminalization of sex workers, more services for people involved in sex business (including health, social and legal services), improvement of police practices in order to eliminate of sex workers abuse and rights violation, general need to reduce stigma around sex workers and more discussions/research/funding related to sex workers situation and ways to improve it.
 

UK- Home Office Research Study 268  - "Vulnerability and involvement in drug use and sex work" November 2003
Linda Cusick and Anthea Martin, Imperial College
Tiggey May, South Bank University


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