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The Right(S) Evidence: Sex Work, Violence and HIV in Asia
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Sex workers experience extreme physical, sexual, emotional and economic violence at work, in health care and custodial settings, in their neighbourhoods and in their homes. This violence denies sex workers their fundamental human rights to equal— protection under the law; protection against torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; and their right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Research is increasingly demonstrating how violence contributes to the spread of HIV. In Asia, the HIV epidemic remains concentrated among key populations, including sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men and transgender people. Realizing the human rights of female, male and transgender sex workers requires an understanding of the intersecting factors that affect their safety and their protection from violence.
#SexWorkers #ViolenceAtWork
Publisher:
UNDP, UNFPA ,   (2015 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
HIV/AIDS, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, HIV INFECTIONS, AIDS PREVENTION, SEX WORK, VIOLENCE, FINANCIAL CRISIS, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, SEX EDUCATION, MENTAL HEALTH, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, DISABILITY, CONDOMS, POLICE, TRANSGENDER PERSONS, PARTICIPANTS, EDUCATION, JUSTICE, PHYSICAL HEALTH, LAW, SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED PERSONS, TRAINING PROGRAMMES, FINANCIAL PROBLEM, EMPLOYMENT, EARLY MARRIAGE, RAPE, SEXUAL EXTORTION, PUBLIC
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 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
Thesaurus:
10.03.01  -  Disease Prevention And Control
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