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My Take on AIDS 2012. Cheryl Overs Part One


Silence = Death

As everyone knows AIDS 2012 was THE different International Aids Conference for sex workers because of US immigration law and the Sex Workers Freedom Festival in Kolkata it created. 2,429 more words

Health, HIV And AIDS

Sex Workers Rights : a glass half full or half empty ?

Cheryl Overs

Advocacy for sex workers’ rights is a mountain of challenges.  Not only is constructive dialogue impeded because the language is contested, but sex workers rights are problematised by confusion with various forms of sexual abuse. 1,354 more words

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Hungary's Constitutional Court Bans Mandatory Health Checks

Hungary’s Constitutional Court has annulled a legal provision requiring sex workers to provide a doctor’s certificate on the ground that it conflicts with article 17 of the 1950 New York Convention. 86 more words

Human Rights And Law

Ugandan sex workers petition Parliament over HIV bill

Monday, 13th December, 2010

By Madinah Tebajjukira

SEX workers have petitioned Parliament over the HIV prevention and control bill which they say promotes discrimination among some people and that it violates human rights. 369 more words

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The NSWP : sex workers rights in action.

by Cheryl Overs

At the Vienna Aids Conference earlier this year I arrived to the  finale of the NSWP  pre-meeting for sex worker delegates. It was a great moment to go in to a room with over a hundred activists from all over the world who had been working all day planning sex worker participation in the conference. 601 more words

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Fancy picking Cheryl's brains?

This month, AIDSLEX will host an “Ask the Expert” session on sex work with our very own Cheryl Overs and Valerie Scott (pictured). They will respond to user questions on the human rights of sex workers and on how laws can support efforts to respond to the HIV epidemic, including providing HIV prevention and health care services to sex workers. 112 more words

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Is the Lancet advocating Universal Access without universal justice ?

Leela Neena wants the price of sex raised, not ARV.

‘The criminalisation of homosexuality and the exclusion of illegal drug users and sex workers from health services have made more difficult the tailoring of interventions to these populations” … 239 more words

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