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Report: Police Abuse of Cambodian Sex Workers Made Worse by US Policies

A Human Rights Watch report documents police abuse of Cambodian sex workers, including rape, beatings, and deprivation of medical care. US policy is making the situation worse.

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DOJ Drops Appeal of “Prostitution Pledge” Injunction

The Justice Department has dropped its appeal of an injunction prohibiting enforcement of the controversial "prostitution pledge" in US Global AIDS Policy.  Advocates hope this signals an intention to fundamentally change the restriction.

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Filling in the Gaps In Global AIDS Policy

The fight for better prevention policy for women in U.S. global AIDS programs was lost in the reauthorization process last year.

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Anti-Sex League Favors “Purity” Over Women’s Health

Should anti-trafficking organizations be allowed to receive US funds to serve trafficking victims, while refusing to use that money to provide contraceptive services or information? A new ACLU lawsuit says no.

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Time for Change in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

President Obama knows that early action on human trafficking could have global impact. He should start by reconsidering the use of raids — they’re not working.

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Hope and Change In HIV Policies

This World AIDS Day, I feel hopeful. Hopeful that a new administration will undo some of the harmful, ideologically based policies that have stifled real progress in HIV/AIDS prevention work.

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Anti-Prostitution Pledge Results in Discriminatory Treatment

Sex workers’ health care is often sacrificed on the altar of U.S. funding.

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