Research-to-Action

Sex workers and allies call for change in U.S. policy on sex work and HIV

Monday, July 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC: On the first day of the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC sex workers and their allies issued a call for change in U.S. policy on sex work and HIV. The panel included Dr. Aziza Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Law, Northeastern University; Dr. Kate Shannon, Director of Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia; Darby Hickey, Policy Analyst for Best Practices Policy Project in Washington, DC; and Kyomya MacKlean, Executive Director of WONETHA, an organization that fights for sex workers’ human rights in Uganda.

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