development

Human Trafficking and Development: The Role of Microfinance

One of the very few articles that relates sex work and income generation. Drawing on very little evidence it suggests that microfinance can contribute towards addressing the problems of human trafficking through "(i) Income generation and job creation; (ii) Education; (iii) Vocational skills training; (iv) Family wellbeing; (v) Awareness raising; and (vi) Advocacy."

News interview with sex workers in Uganda

This news interview features members of the Network of Sex Work Projects. They describe the challenges that they face in Uganda and the way that they are subject to stigma and discrimination and excluded from development policy and plans.

Sex Work and Economics – A rapid annotated bibliography

An annotated bibliography by Greenall M that explored the literature on sex work and economics and ordered the resources into the following categories:

Sex workers run restaurant in Mysore

A news story by Team Mangalorean Bangalore featured on mangalorean.com on the 18 February 2010. The story outlines how sex workers have utilised a World Bank grant to start their own restaurant in Mysore. The purpose of the restaurant is to challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers it has also provided income generation opportunities for older sex workers. Profits from the Ashodaya restaurant fund a hospice for those terminally ill with AIDS. And, when unclaimed bodies are found in the city, it is this group that pays for the last rites - work that few others would be willing to do. 

SANGRAM: Sex Worker Organizing in India

To celebrate International Human Rights Day (2009) the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), SANGRAM and rural Indian sex worker advocates have released a new short film.

HIV and sex work: future directions in policy and programming

An HIV and AIDS Reporter from Eldis authored by Hawkins K and Overs C. This guide to recent research touches upon some potential new directions in policy and programming including new prevention technologies and economic empowerment programming.

The Social Conditions for Successful Peer Education: A Comparison of Two HIV Prevention Programs Run by Sex Workers in India and South Africa

An article by Cornish F & Campbell C in the American journal of community psychology, 44 (1-2). pp. 123-135. ISSN 0091-0562. Peer education is a community-based intervention being implemented worldwide as an approach to HIV prevention. However, its results are inconsistent, with little consensus on why some projects succeed while others fail.

The Sonagachi project: A sustainable community intervention program

An article by Jana, S, Basu, I, Rotheram-Borus, M.J., and Newman, P.A in the journal AIDS Education and Prevention 16(5), 405-414.

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