Search Resources (English): Sex trade workers

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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
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
Sex work and law enforcement  
http://www.nswp.org/pdf/R4SW-08.PDF
Examines how sex workers around the world point to the state and its agents as the proponent of the greatest problems sex workers face, including violence. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Short report. Dispelling myths and understanding realities: working conditions, health status, and exiting experiences of sex w  
http://www.peers.bc.ca/images/DispMythsshort.pdf
Looks at the sex trade from a work perspective, arguing that there is an urgent need to give voice to sex workers located in indoor as well as outdoor venues. (See Details)
Published: 2001
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
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
Dispelling myths and understanding realities: working conditions, health status, and exiting experiences of sex workers  
http://web.uvic.ca/~cbenoit/papers/DispMyths.pdf
Details how most sex trade workers see the sex trade is their main means of making a living, and that those working on the street experience comparatively less occupational control and more harassment than counterparts located in indoor venues. Examines how the criminal nature of the sex trade in Canada has a dramatic impact on workers’ rights and safety. Explores how most sex trade worker report that their health is not what they would like it to be, that only a minority escape from their situations through the use of illicit addictive substances, and that even those who have permanently exited continue to struggle with mental health and related problems. Suggests the need for a variety of frontline and preventive health services. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Risk, morality, and blame: a critical analysis of government and U.S. donor responses to HIV infections among sex workers in Ind  
http://www.genderhealth.org/pubs/AminSexWorkerPolicyPaperJan2004.pdf
Examines the scope and effectiveness of strategies being used by the Government of India — with bilateral development assistance from the United States - have effectively addressed the HIV prevention needs of women sex workers in India. Concludes that gender inequities play a critical role in fueling the epidemic and need to be addressed in programs and strategies focused on women, including female sex workers. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Familiar strangers: a study of adolescent prostitution
Presents a condensed version of a research study looking at adolescent prostitution and urban street culture, street youth, and adolescent sexuality.
Published: 1989
Taking it off, putting it on: women in the strip trade
Document the stories of the women who work as strippers. Presents a feminist ethnography that tackles the strip trade’s regulations and organization, power relations, stigmas, and labour processes.
Published: 2002