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The Global Network of Sex Work Projects, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers and the Paulo Longo Research Initiative will produce a new version of Making Sex Work Safe

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 and grounded in communities.

Public health and the human rights of sex workers

An article by Wolffers I and Van Beelen N. in The Lancet, 2003 Jun 7;361(9373):1981.

Prostitution, public health, and human-rights law

This article is by  Loff, B. Gaze, B. and Fairley, C. from The Lancet, Volume 356, Issue 9243, Pages 1764-1764.

Redefining Prostitution as Sex Work on the International Agenda

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 of Others. The research reveals that rather than facing conditions of slavery, most men and women working as prostitutes are subjected to abuses which are similar in nature to those experienced by others working in low status jobs in the informal sector.

Searching for justice for body and self in a coercive environment: sex work in Kerala, India

This article appears in Reproductive Health Matters, 2004 May;12(23):58-67. Sex workers in Kerala, India, live in a coercive environment and face violence from the police and criminals, lack of shelter, lack of childcare support and have many physical and mental health problems. This paper documents the environment in which women have been selling sex in Kerala since 1995, and their efforts to claim their rights. It is based on sex workers' own reports and experiences, a situation analysis and a needs assessment study by the Foundation for Integrated Research in Mental Health.

Is the number of trafficked call girls a myth?

A news story from the BBC's radio programme about mathematics, More or Less, which examined the validity of the data upon which British plans to criminalise paying for sex with a prostitute who has been trafficked or is marketed by a pimp. In this article Ruth Alexander questions how the scope of the current problem is calculated. 

Streetwalkers show the way: reframing the global debate on trafficking from sex worker perspectives

An IDS Working Paper by Bandyopadhyay N. which documents action research from Durbar in India.

Beyond Boundaries: A Critical Look at Women Labour Migration

The research aimed to document women labour migration and occurrences of trafficking. In Bangladesh, six sites where women were known to migrate out of country were selected for research. Outside Bangladesh, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kuwait were visited.

Human Trafficking

An article by Feingold D. A. in Foreign Policy, Sep/Oct 2005; 150.

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