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Sex Worker Health and Rights: Where is the Funding?

Commissioned by the Open Society Institute's (www.soros.org) Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP), Sex Worker Health and Rights: Where Is the Funding? gives an overview of existing funding for sex worker health and rights initiatives, and assesses trends and implications around such support. The purpose is to generate greater awareness about the pressing needs of sex workers (including the right to be free from discrimination and violence, have safe working conditions, and quality health services) and about the opportunities for donors to fund the brave groups who are involved with these issues. More

Although this report, released at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto, is not intended to be an exhaustive look at all substantive issues related to sex workers' health and rights, it provides useful information for sex workers, donors, policymakers, human rights advocates, and service providers. Most of all, Sex Worker Health and Rights: Where Is the Funding? recognizes the necessity for sex workers to have leadership in the public forums, policy debates, and service arenas where their working and living conditions are discussed and determined. The publishers, Sexual Health and Rights Project of the Open Society Institute's Public Health Program, and the author, SHARP's consultant, Julie Dorf, are looking forward to receiving feedback and comments.

Download the complete report: PDF Document, 358K
Feedback and inquires: Danielle Elleman, delleman@sorosny.org