Sex trade workers

Sex trade workers

In our own words

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 


Daughters of the dispossessed: prostitution in the philippines

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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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.

Towards healthy work environments for exotic dancers in Canada: a policy brief

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English
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Online
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Sexual violence and dislocation in women's acquisition of HIV in Manitoba

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Paper
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Iris McKeown
JA Hildes
Sharon Reid
Pam Orr
Shelley Turner
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the relationship between violence, engagement in risk behaviours, HIV exposure, and economic conditions.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

eXXXpressions: Forum XXX proceedings

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English
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Stelle, l'amie de Maimie
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

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.

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ISBN 2980793949

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

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English
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Glenn Betteridge
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
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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

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

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English
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Paper
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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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English
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
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.

Is anyone listening? A gender analysis of sex trade work

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English
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Paper
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Connie Carter
Michelle Walton
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Prostitutes Education, Empowerment and Resource Society (PEERS)
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

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.

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SEXP.C37 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

Sex work and law enforcement

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English
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Online
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Research for Sex Work
Publication Date: 
2005

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.

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