HIV and the Law: Sex Workers
In July 2012, a group of experts and statespersons established by the United Nations Development Program—the Global Commission on HIV and the Law—released the report HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights, and Health. Their report examines where and how human rights abuses occur and how new law, court decisions, and better legal enforcement can address the epidemic.
This briefing paper highlights the report’s findings about sex workers. It offers information and language that may be useful for advocacy, campaigning, and lobbying.
HIV and the Law: Sex Workers (194.52 Kb pdf file)
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Глобальная комиссия по ВИЧ и законодательству: секс-работники (198.93 Kb pdf file)
Download the fact sheet in Russian.
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