PEPFAR

US Goverment restrictions on funding realted to sex work

There is considerable confusion about the restrictions imposed by the US on HIV/AIDS funding related to sex work (called prostitution and sex trafficking by the USG) This document may help to clarify. 

Bush insider recounts how ideology trumped science on US AIDS policy

A news story from the BMJ by Bob Roehr which reviews the report "How Ideology Trumped Science: Why PEPFAR has failed to meet its potential," written by Scott Evertz.

How Ideology Trumped Science: Why PEPFAR Has Failed to Meet its Potential

A report by Evertz S H sponsored by the Council for Global Equality. Evertz was the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy during U.S. President George W. Bush's first term.

Taking the Pledge

A short film by the International Network of Sex Work Projects. Taking the Pledge features sex workers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Mali, Thailand and more. They describe the problems created by the 'anti-prostitution pledge' required to receive USAID and PEPFAR funds. In English, Khmer, Thai, French, Portuguese and Bengali, with English subtitles. Watch in full-screen mode to read the subtitles.

 

Taking Care of Business

A news story for Poz Magazine by Scott L. This story explores HIV prevention efforts with sex workers in India. It highlights the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and their partners and suggests that the policy of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) should be amended to allow investment in interventions of this type.

The Crusade Against Sex Trafficking

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.

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