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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
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
eXXXpressions: Forum XXX proceedings  
http://www.chezstella.org/docs/eXXXpressionsE.pdf
Provides a compilation of presentations, discussions, and perspectives from 250 sex workers from all over the world that converged in Montreal on May 18-22, 2005 for the Forum XXX. (See Details)
Published: 2006
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