We are proud to announce that Health and Human Rights Journal, founded by right to health pioneer, Jonathan Mann, has just published our article, “HIV, Sex Work, and Law Enforcement in China.” The piece describes groundbreaking research among 517 female, male, and transgender sex workers and reveals a correlation between oppressive law enforcement and rates of HIV.
Asia Catalyst Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Research, Tingting Shen, and Board member, Joanne Csete, describe the documentation project’s research findings and provide policy recommendations and other proposed solutions in this instructive piece.
Whereas in some countries, sex worker collectives have helped empower sex workers to stand up to the police and safeguard their use of condoms, restrictions on civil society in China make such a strategy impossible. Removing sex work and related activities as offenses under the law in China, however politically difficult it might be, would ease this situation.
Please click the link to read the full article: https://www.hhrjournal.org/2017/12/hiv-sex-work-and-law-enforcement-in-china/