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- DocumentInternational Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2014Besides scaling up and improving the operationalisation of the initiatives designed to offer credit, work opportunities and vocational training to the youth, the BRICS nations, like all the nations of the globe, are faced with the pressing duty of finding means of including the youth productively in the labour market, in ways that genuinely represent the ambitions of this stage in the lifecycleDocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2012The current dominant understanding of prostitution within some governments and within international organisations that provide policy guidance and recommendations to governments is based on the conceptual conflation of ‘human trafficking’ with ‘prostitution’ and ‘sexual exploitation.’ This conflation bears critical thinking, as lawmakers endeavour to use humaDocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This case study explores economic, legal and social issues that affect sex workers, with a particular focus on the role of poverty in sex workers' lives and the potential for poverty alleviation policies and programmes to help lift as many sex workers as possible out of poverty in order to reduce the exploitation, illness and violence associated with their work.Document
Is Scale-Up of Community Mobilisation among Sex Workers Really Possible in Complex Urban Environments? The Case of Mumbai, India.PLoS ONE, 2015In the last decade, community mobilisation (CM) interventions targeting female sex workers (FSWs) have been scaled-up in India’s national response to the HIV epidemic. This included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Avahan programme which adopted a business approach to plan and manage implementation at scale.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015The interaction of law and poverty is a focus of the work on sex work of the Sexuality, Poverty and Law Programme of the Institute of Development Studies. As part of that work it has produced an online map of brief, accurate summaries of the laws and regulations that address female sex work across the world.DocumentHealth and Human Rights, 2013Complex combinations of law, policy, and enforcement practices determine sex workers vulnerability to HIV and rights abuses.Document
Can rights stop the wrongs? Exploring the connections between framings of sex workers’ rights and sexual and reproductive health.BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2011There is growing interest in the ways in which legal and human rights issues related to sex work affect sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV and abuses including human trafficking and sexual exploitation.DocumentHarvard Law School, 2011The recognition that women’s inequality may be a driver of women’s vulnerability to contracting HIV has led to a series of feminist legal responses in an effort to address HIV. One of the deepest fault lines between feminist legal reform projects to reduce the HIV vulnerability of women is on the issue of sex work.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2008This discussion paper provides an overview of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) research on women, gender and the informal economy which was undertaken during the last two decades. It examines methodological and analytical frameworks used in various studies, identifies research gaps and proposes directions for future work.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2015Evidence that mothers suffer a wage penalty over and above the penalty for being a woman raises concerns not only for gender equality but also for the capacity of societies to manage a sustainable balance between their economic aims of active female participation in paid work and the social aims of providing a fair distribution of income to support the reproduction and rearing of children.