RH Reality Check
2 Oct 2012
President Obama's speech on trafficking in persons seems to reflect a real understanding of trafficking – but his proposals for addressing the issue fall back on the same problematic strategies and partnerships as his predecessors.
The Trafficking Research Project
28 Sep 2012
Trafficking in persons is a serious human rights violation that affects workers all over the world. But the responses to human trafficking also involve very important human rights issues, calling for a response to trafficking in persons that is rooted...
3 Aug 2012
Widespread vagueness about the U.S. funding guidelines and an anti-prostitution pledge has hurt sex workers, the people who could most benefit from U.S. foreign aid and who are best placed to turn the tide of the epidemic.
International AIDS Conference 2012
22 Jul 2012
Poster presentation at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.
7 Sep 2011
With recent epidemiology showing a continual rise in HIV rates among sex workers, now is the time to develop holistic, effective, and efficient programming.
On the Issues
27 Jan 2011
Many people are surprised to learn that some contemporary feminists work with Right-wing Christians on the issue of trafficking in persons – actions that sell out the rights of other women, particularly those who freely work in the sex trade.
8 Nov 2010
The New York attorney general was disgraced for hiring escorts, but never went to jail – unlike the sex workers he prosecuted.
RH Reality Check
4 Oct 2010
On September 28th, 2010, in an unprecedented judicial move, an Ontario court struck down three provisions that criminalize activities related to prostitution. Prostitution itself is not illegal in Canada but ancillary activities like advertising and...
Global Health Magazine
28 Jul 2010
Since 2003, U.S. government funding to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic has been subject to an anti-prostitution clause forbidding the “promotion of prostitution” by grant recipients. There are few published articles about the effects of PEPFAR’s anti...