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In relation to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, public statements were made which project an alarming increase in this human trafficking. These claims are inconsistent with the evidence in this research document, that trafficking and mega-events are not linked.

This report presents an overview of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for sex workers, using case studies and literature to present best practices.

The sections include:

Summary

  • Definition and Scope of the Problem
  • Methods
  • Fact-finding and examples
  • General issues
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: People consulted
  • Acknowledgements

You can download this 31 page PDF resource above. This resource is in English.

This is a summary of the recommendations made in TAMPEP's European Mapping Survey, available elsewhere in the NSWP resource documents.

This is a summary of actions in the TAMPEP 8 project, including the European Mapping Survey, juricial & policy assessments, and the creation & production of the documents Work Safe in Sex Work, Sex Work Migration Health, Sex Work in Europe, and the Services 4 Sex Workers online resource listing.

The aim of this European report is to provide transparency about the legislation on sex work throughout Europe and its impact on the human rights of sex workers, including their access to public health services. The report assesses legislation and policy developments on sex work, migration and health policies on a national and European level and includes a critical evaluation of the various approaches relating to the interrelated issues of sex work, migration and health.

The manual WORK SAFE IN SEX WORK (WSSW) has three main objectives: 1. To present examples of good practice for health and social service providers offering care for migrant and mobile sex workers working in both indoor and outdoor settings. 2. To present examples of different experiences of HIV/STI prevention strategies, as well as introducing and facilitating implementation of innovative tools for specific outreach methodology, peer education, campaigns for clients and advocacy campaigns. 3. To increase and expand good practice actions targeting sex worker and their clients.

This European Mapping Report is one of the products of the TAMPEP 8 project. Sixteen years’ experience of working with sex workers across Europe and the development of a network of sex work projects currently covering 25 countries in Europe have resulted in TAMPEP establishing an extensive experience and knowledge base. Regular mapping of sex work in Europe has enabled the monitoring and reporting of changing trends within the sex industry and the living and working conditions of sex workers. Annexes to this report are separate documents within the NSWP resource listing.

This report summarises the findings of a human rights documentation project conducted by the Sex Workers Project in 2007 and 2008 to explore the impacts and effectiveness of current anti-trafficking approaches in the US from a variety of perspectives. It is among the first efforts since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to give voice to the perspectives of trafficked persons and sex workers who have experienced anti-trafficking raids.

The criminalisation of sex work in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa leaves sex workers vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse, as well as extortion, from law enforcement officers such as police and border guards. Human rights violations and a lack of safe and supportive working conditions render sex workers particularly vulnerable to HIV. These are some of the findings of this report on the health and rights challenges confronted by female, male, and transgender sex workers in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.

This report summarises the research compiled by the Young Women's Empowerment Project in Chicago (United States) about violence & resistance for girls involved in the sex trade. It also examines attitudes and practices for harm reduction, self care, advocacy, and empowerment.

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