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Understanding Migrant Sex Workers: Factsheet

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Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network, Canada ), August 2018 This 8-page factsheet is produced by Butterfly, a organisation formed in Canada by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals in 2014. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to...

Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

HIV in Australia 2021: infographics

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AFAO, December 1st, 2020 Each year, AFAO develops the ‘HIV in Australia’ summary of the latest key HIV data and stats. The latest summary has just been released. Key points: Rapid uptake of PrEP, in combination with treatment as prevention, has led to declines in HIV notifications among Australian-born gay and bisexual men. Across the last six years, there has been a 44% decrease in HIV...

How the ‘National Cabinet of Whores’ is leading Australia’s coronavirus response for sex workers

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Roxana Diamond in The Conversation, August 7, 2020 12.31pm AEST This article has links that contain graphic content Many industries and employees have been hurt by COVID-19. But sex workers, who face stigma and discrimination at the best of times, have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. The United Nations has warned, As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, sex workers all over the world...

COVID-19 and Harm Reduction Programme Implementation: Sharing Experiences in Practice (Webinar)

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Médecins du Monde Harm Reduction, April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on the provision of health services across the globe and is further magnifying the existing barriers faced by people who use drugs in accessing harm reduction services. Programmes have had to adapt, and efforts are being made to enhance accessibility and ensure the continuity of harm reduction services...

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