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Making Sex Work Safe 
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Making Sex Work Safe

Making Sex Work Safe

Making Sex Work Safe
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Commercial sex in context
Developing a policy framework
Strategies for education
Enabling strategies
Safe (commercial) sex
Health and safety for mobile populations and drug users
Making projects successful
Further reading
Key information sources and suppliers




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Contents 
 

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Acknowledgements

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Foreword

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1  Commercial sex in context 
 

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1.1  Commercial sex in context

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Commercial sex and public health

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Responses

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Why this handbook?

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1.2  What is in this handbook?

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Developing programmes and projects

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Successful strategies

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1.3  Commercial sex: complex issues

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Commercial sex will continue

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Sex workers cannot do it alone

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On sex workers' terms

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1.4  Understanding sex work

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The sex industry, formal and informal

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Who are clients?

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Who are sex workers?

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Women

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Men

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Transgender sex workers

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Partners of sex workers

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Commercial sex business owners and managers 

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2  Developing a policy framework
 

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2.1  Policies and philosophies

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Core values

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Individual experiences

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Management principles

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Staff and skills

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Commercial sex and the law

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A perspective on law reform

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2.2  STD/HIV policy

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Living with HIV and the double stigma

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2.3  Coercion and human rights

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Young people and sexual exploitation

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Trafficking

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Sex tourism

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2.4 Drug policy 

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3  Strategies for education 
 

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3.1 Information and education

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for sex workers

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for clients

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for "influencers"

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3.2 Methods

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Peer education

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Outreach

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Group education sessions

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Educational materials

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Counselling

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4  Enabling strategies 
 

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4.1  STD services and condoms

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Providing good STD services

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Distribution of condoms and lubricants

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Health information needs

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4.2  Other services and skills training

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Skills training

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Legal assistance and welfare services

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Economic development programmes

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4.3  Community development

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Self-organisation

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Community strengthening activities

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Anti-violence activities

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Police liaison

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Rescue and rehabilitation

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4.4  Advocacy and civil rights

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Advocacy in the community

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Civil rights

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Organising for better work conditions

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Better conditions lead to safer services

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Media

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4.5  People living with HIV/AIDS

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HIV positive sex worker needs 

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5  Safe (commercial) sex
 

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5.1  Analysing safe (commercial) sex

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Strengths

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Weaknesses

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Opportunities

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Threats

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5.2  Negotiating safe sex

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5.3  Knowledge and skills

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Using condoms

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Oral sex

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Non-penetrative sex and fantasies

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Kissing

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Douching and cleaning

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Microbicides

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The female condom

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Menstruation management

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Safe transgender sex

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Recognising STD symptoms

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6 Health and safety for mobile populations and drug users
 

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6.1  Migration, mobility and health

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Types of mobility

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Health promotion and care

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6.2  Strategies for drug users

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Harm reduction

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Other injecting substances

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Non-injectable drugs

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Women's health and drug use 

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7  Making projects successful 
 

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7.1  Assessing needs

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What is the situation?

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Who should be involved?

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What are the sexual health needs?

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What sexual services are practised?

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How is sex work organised?

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What STD services are used?

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Do services and projects already exist?

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What policies do services have?

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What is the legal context?

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7.2  Assessment techniques

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Gathering existing information

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Collecting new information

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7.3  Project planning and design

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Making sense of the problems

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Turning problems into objectives

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Activities

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Measuring change

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Identifying assumptions

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7.4  Monitoring and evaluation

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Is the project working?

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Monitoring

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Start at the beginning

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Types of evaluation

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7.5  Project planning: an exercise 

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Further reading

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Key information sources and suppliers

 

 

 


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Dedication 

This book is dedicated to 
Danny Cockerline 
Lindy Rogers 
Iris de la Cruz
Rico Harley 
Fiona Stewart 
Brenda Lee





 

 

 

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The Network of Sex Work Projects was formed in 1991. It consists of sex workers and organisations which provide services to sex workers.

The aims of the NSWP are to 
 

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Provide practical information and opportunities for information sharing among organisations which provide services to men, women and transgender sex workers

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Raise awareness of the health and welfare needs of sex workers 

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Advocate at international level for policies and actions which further the human rights of sex workers. These rights include the right to health and a safe working environment free from abuse, violence and discrimination

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Develop and maintain links between sex workers, service providers and relevant international agencies

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Facilitate opportunities for the voices of sex workers to be heard in international forums in which ideas about commercial sex are exchanged.









Healthlink Worldwide


Working for health worldwide Healthlink Worldwide is a non-governmental organisation established in 1977. 

Healthlink Worldwide 
 

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believes that every person. whatever their economic or social position. has the right to good health

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aims to promote policies and practices in health which are appropriate. sustainable and cost-effective

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provides information on health and disability issues in developing countries. through print and electronic media. and resource centre services

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provides technical support and training in publications and information management to strengthen human resources and capacities of partner organisations. 





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