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Resisting the Sex Panic: Sex Workers Struggle for Evidence-Based Regulation in Nevada

In rural Nevada, the possible expansion of the brothel industry has sex workers hoping to be given a central role in governing their own industry, rather than being seen as at-risk women who require protection from themselves.

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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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Stopping the Terror: A Day To End Violence Against Prostitutes

On December 17, sex workers will converge in Washington, D.C. for a National March for Sex Worker Rights where marchers “will take a stand for justice, and the freedom to do sex work safely.”

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SF’s Proposition K: Changing the Landscape for Sex Workers

Proposition K, San Francisco’s measure to prohibit the use of public funds to enforce laws criminalizing prostitution, would change the landscape for sex workers in the city in critical ways.

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Survival Sex

Hundreds of women of the 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Syria have turned to prostitution. But advocates understand it for what it really is – “survival sex.”

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Sex Workers Denied Right to Safe Work

Around the world, people turn to sex work in the hopes of earning a living wage – and maybe even to support their families. But misguided policies routinely deny them that right.

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Perpetuating the Prostitution Pledge: Allegiance to Failure

HIV prevention programs for sex workers are most effective when they develop trust and affirm dignity. The prostitution pledge puts the best programs at risk.

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Sex Work, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: From Criminalization to Protection

At a panel session on sex work and human rights, advocates called for the implementation of effective HIV program and policy interventions based on the respect for the human rights of sex workers.

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Sex Workers at IAC: “Listen to Us!”

The message of sex workers at the International AIDS Conference was loud and clear — sex workers demand to be recognized as a legitimate profession and see themselves as part of the solution.

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