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Our Lives Matter: Sex Workers Unite for Health and Rights

August 2008, Open Society Institute, by Anna-Louise Crago
Our Lives Matter: Sex Workers Unite for Health and Rights highlights the creative ways in which sex workers in eight countries have organized to defend their human rights and health. The groups featured in this report by SWAN consultant Anna-Louise Crago also include two SWAN members. More

 

Our Lives Matter: Sex Workers Unite for Health and Rights


Our Lives Matter: Sex Workers Unite for Health and Rights published in August 2008 by the Open Society Institute and written by Anna-Louise Crago highlights the creative ways in which sex workers in eight countries have organized to defend their human rights and health. The groups featured in this report include:


• Davida, Brazil
• Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, India
• Durjoy Nari Shongho, Bangladesh
• Humanitarian Action, Russia
• Odyseus, Slovakia
• Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce, South Africa
• Stella, Canada
• Urban Justice Center's Sex Workers Project, United States


Our Lives Matter describes how these groups have challenged unfair incarceration, violence, extortion, eviction, and humiliation; fought for equal access to health care services; and called for sex work to be officially recognized as work.


The publication can be downloaded here.
 

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