World AIDS Day and sex work

02/12/2008 at 21:29 Leave a comment

An article from Jerker Edstrom at the Institute of Development Studies looks at sex work in relation to the Day’s theme of leadership.

Policy on supporting and addressing people selling sex has been marred by deep divisions in perspectives and guidance. This has been marked by a conservative approach to ‘abstinence’, and the criminalisation of prostitution, coming from the US administration; and a more ambivalent European approach which increasingly demonises and criminalises the male clients of sex workers.

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