Only Rights Can Stop the Wrongs: The Smart Person’s Guide to HIV and Sex Work

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2010

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects raises the voices of sex workers of all genders on issues that affect us. What these voices say about HIV is: SEX WORK IS WORK: Only rights can stop the wrongs. Unfavourable laws, stigma, violence, and discrimination cause sex workers’ vulnerability to ill health, social exclusion and human rights violations. Sex workers face these to varying degrees in all cultures from Switzerland to Swaziland, Canada to Cambodia. In this pamphlet, we define an understanding of HIV and sex work and outline our global agenda for change. We hope you will join and support us.

This Guide includes:

  • Regional Voices: Europe and Central Asia, North America and the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific
  • What Sex Workers Want: Decriminalisation, stop the violence, universal access to HIV services, effective migration policy, economic and social opportunities for sex workers, a better human rights framework, better HIV testing, treatment and care
  • Summary of recommendations

Only Rights Can Stop the Wrongs: The Smart Person’s Guide to HIV and Sex Work is a 20-page document available in English.

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This resource is in English.

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Global Network of Sex Work Projects
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Global Network of Sex Work Projects