Prostitution

Prostitution

Daughters of the dispossessed: prostitution in the philippines

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Colette St-Hilaire
Robert Majzels
Freda Guttman
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Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

Regulating sex in Canada: at the interface of criminal and municipal law

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Dr. Mary Whowell
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2010

This is a website created for Dr. Mary Whowell's research into sex work in Canada.  The project explores the regulation of escort agencies, strip clubs and body rub parlours through Criminal Code and municipal by-law across municipalities in Canada.

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Sex, work, rights: reforming Canadian criminal laws on prostitution: fact sheets

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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a series of 10 info sheets examining the need for reform to Canada’s prostitution laws to protect and promote the health and human rights of sex workers.

Sex, work, rights: changing Canada's criminal laws to protect sex workers' health and human rights

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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
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Ottawa, ON

Explains how Canada’s criminal laws related to prostitution affect the health and the human rights of sex workers. Recommends changes to those laws to improve the lives of sex workers.

Sex, work, rights: reforming Canadian criminal laws on prostitution

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Glenn Betteridge
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Makes recommendations for change to the Criminal Code based on the available evidence and on the need to respect, protect and fulfil the health and human rights of sex workers.

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ISBN 1896735568

Prostitution of First Nations women in Canada

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English
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Jacqueline Lynn
Publisher: 
Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2005

Explores the prostitution of first nations women in Canada, from historical and present-day perspectives.

Is prostitution work or exploitation?: further consideration is needed : [summary]

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Diane Guilbault
Ginette Plamondon
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Conseil du statut de la femme
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Québec, QC

Presents a summary of a larger research study on prostitution, including profiles of prostitutes, clients or johns, and pimps. Also provides an overview of sex trafficking, of the overall consequences of prostitution for women and society, and different legislative responses attempted.

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ISBN 2550393678

Commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth: national and international perspectives

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English
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Yasmin Jiwani
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FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Argues that the combination of gender-based discrimination, poverty, and powerlessness blended with forces of oppression such as racism, sexism, and classism create an environment conducive to the sexual exploitation of certain groups of women and girls both at home and abroad.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The legalisation of prostitution: a failed social experiment

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English
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Sheila Jeffreys
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Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2003

Demonstrates how the social experiment of legalising brothel prostitution which took place in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s has failed in all of its objectives, that is to stop the illegal industry and police corruption, to reduce the harm to women, and to stop street prostitution.

Ten reasons for not legalizing prostitution

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Janice G. Raymond
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Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2003

Details the ways in which legitimating prostitution as "work" does not empower the women in prostitution but rather does everything to strengthen the sex industry.

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