Toward a legal framework that promotes and protects sex workers? health and human rights

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Abstract

Complex combinations of law, policy, and enforcement practices determine sex workers vulnerability to HIV and rights abuses. We identify ?lack of recognition as a person before the law? as an important but undocumented barrier to accessing services and conclude that multi-faceted, setting-specific reform is needed?rather than a singular focus on decriminalization?if the health and human rights of sex workers are to be realized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186 - 196
Number of pages11
JournalHealth and Human Rights
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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In: Health and Human Rights, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2013, p. 186 - 196.

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