Resources: 2001

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Table of Contents:

Contextual risk versus risk behaviour. The impact of the legal, social and economic context of sex work on individual risk taking – P. Alexander - 3

Different mindsets, different risks. Looking at risk factors identified by Vietnamese sex workers in Cambodia – M. Tep, S. Ek and M. Maas - 4

Some conditions influencing HIV/AIDS prevention and health promotion in Hong Kong – P.S. Ho - 6

Health impacts of prostitution. Experience of Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition – J. Ahmed - 8

Filial piety and Vietnamese sex workers in Svay Pak, Cambodia – B. Schunter - 9

Promoting HIV Testing among Guam Sex Workers: Problems in Paradise – R. Workman, T. Pinhey and A. Hill - 10

Report from the US: Do prohibitory laws promote risk? – M. Ditmore - 13

This article focuses on the existing legal approaches to prostitution, the moral and ideological presumptions underlying the different legislative models and their impact on the working and living conditions of women and men working in the sex industry. It will also touch on the current debate on sex work, including the views of sexworkers themselves. Basically, four different legal regimes can be discerned - prohibitionist, abolitionist, regulamentarist, and labour approaches.

This article examines national news reports on prostitution of Russian women in northern Norway between 1990 and 2001. Applying critical discourse analysis, the author shows how this particular type of cross-border, rural prostitution is represented as sexual transaction, as a sociopolitical problem (of public order, public health, social/moral breakdown and stigma), and as a symbolic issue used to legitimize stricter border controls. Images of prostitutes, pimps and customers are also discussed.

In this article, the author makes the case that the state's proposals for addressing trafficking enable the state to posit itself as responsible for protecting "Canadians" while carefully avoiding any responsibility for the well-being of women who are trafficked; demonize smugglers as the cause of trafficking; and override the concerns and interests of women who are trafficked by making deportation the only "solution" to their presence in Canada.