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

Cheryl Overs, Bebe Loff (2013): Toward a legal framework that promotes and protects sex workers’ health and human rights, in: Health and Human Rights, Vo. 15(1).
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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.

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