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GSHI's Dr. Andrea Krüsi joins Open Society Foundations Sexual Health and Rights panel in Milan

This week as part of the European Public Health Conference (EPHC), Open Society Foundations (OSF) has organized a workshop to discuss sex workers' health and rights. The session, titled: 'Sex Worker's Health and Rights: Rethinking Law and Policy in Europe', will be chaired by Sebastian Kohn, of OSF, and feature panel members including GSHI's Dr. Andrea Krüsi, Borche Bozhinov of STAR-STAR in Macedonia, Cari Mitchell of the English Collective of Prostitutes (UK), Niall Mulligan of HIV Ireland, and Jan Semenza of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Sweden). The panel, made up of researchers, sex workers and public health experts, will discuss recent efforts to criminalize sex work in Europe, and what Europe may learn from the experiences of other countries. Dr. Krüsi is excited to participate and share GSHI's research on sex work and the impacts of criminalization on the health and safety of sex workers in Vancouver.

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