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Final report: erotic/exotic dancing: HIV-related risk factors
Examines whether and how the occupation of exotic dancing and the lives and careers of exotic dancers might make them vulnerable to HIV infection. (See Details)
Published: 1998
XXX guide: a sex trade worker's handbook
Deals with different aspects of sex work and offers suggestions and references for living and working with dignity in a healthy and safe environment.
Published: 2003
Sharing responsibility: building healthy communities in Winnipeg's North End
Explores the perceptions of inner-city residents and service providers to represent their ideas about building healthy communities. Provides a series of recommendations for involving residents in community building. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Dear client: manual intended for clients of sex workers
Presents a guide for sex worker clients, including information on the types of services offered by sex workers, advice and practical tips on appropriate ehaviour, and information on STIs.
Published: 2004
Sex work and law enforcement
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
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
Towards healthy work environments for exotic dancers in Canada: a policy brief

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

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

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