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Prostitution and sex work: nature and prevalence in England and Wales (report)

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University of Bristol, commissioned by the Home Office and the Office of the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, October 2019 The University of Bristol was commissioned by the Home Office and the Office of the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner to look in to the current ‘nature’ and ‘prevalence’ of prostitution in England and Wales, involving adults aged 18 or over. The research was...

Advertising (in)equality: the impacts of sexist advertising on women’s health and wellbeing

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Women’s Health Victoria, Issues Paper No. 14, December 2018   The aim of this issues paper is to provide an overview of significant literature currently published on the nature of gender portrayals in advertising, and the impacts of these representations on women’s health and wellbeing, gender inequality and attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.   This issues...

Australian sex workers fear US anti-trafficking laws could make the internet off limits

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ABC News, 10/4/2018 Think about the tools you use for work, and then imagine a legal change on the other side of the world could take them out of your hands. Sex workers fear that could happen in Australia if a contentious US bill becomes law. It’s aimed at making websites liable if they’re used to facilitate “sex trafficking”. Like every profession, sex work is...

Online sex industry provides critical safety & health protections for male sex workers

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BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, July 7th, 2016 Newly published peer review research shows how the loss of ‘Boystown’—the main sex work stroll for men in Vancouver—over the last decade, has led to loss of community and social solidarity; key protective strategies for sex workers. At the same time, the shift to online sex work for men has provided critical safety and health protections for...

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