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The art of striptease
Provides a guide for women who practice the art of nude dancing to help them take control of their lives, their work and their working environment.
Published: 2003
Is anyone listening? A gender analysis of sex trade work
Presents an analysis of the sex trade using gender as a primary lens. Looks at the structural and social processes that shape women and men's experience of entry and exit from the sex trade.
Published: 2000
Migration, labour and exploitation trafficking in women and girls
Explores the various dimensions of the feminization of migration and the trafficking of women and girls for work as domestics, live-in caregivers, idustrial labourers, and for sex work.
Published: 2003
A comparative study of women trafficked in the migration process: patterns, profiles and health consequences of sexual exploitat  
http://action.web.ca/home/catw/attach/CATW%20Comparative%20Study%202002.pdf
Describes the patterns and consequences of sexual exploitation, migration, and trafficking of women in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Venezuela, and the United States. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Turn up the heat: Coalition for the Rights of Sex Workers demands healthy and safe working environments  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39510
Looks at workplace health and safety issues for women and men working in the sex trade. Also examines health needs. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Peer research in the sex trade  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/en/publications/RB/v4n1/page7.shtml
Looks at ways to ensure the safety and well being of women and men and transgendered people involved in the sex trade. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Towards healthy work environments for exotic dancers in Canada: a policy brief  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/7098star-policy-brief.pdf

This policy brief is based on research by the Exotic Dancers Health and Safety Work Group published in Exotic Dancing: Health and Safety.   They look exotic dancers in the province of Ontario most of whom work freelance. As free-lancers they can choose when, where and how often they work, but they have no access to the protections available to employees through much of the federal and provincial labour legislation or through unions. Acts and sections of acts which use the terminology employer-employee do not apply to free-lance workers.

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Daughters of the dispossessed: prostitution in the philippines  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discuses prostitution in the Philippines and how AIDS became an epidemic. Explains the role that poverty and tourism play in the sex industry. Prostitution as big business. How women are organizing themselves for support and access to health information.

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Published: 1988
In our own words  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_1_Spring_Summer.pdf

This article profiles several feminist organizations and programs. Highlights organizations working to support the elderly, immigrant women, women and mental health,  gay and lesbian communities, francophone women, women working as prostitutes, women with addictions, etc. 


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Published: 1993