Still Underground: Searching for Progress in Realizing the Human Rights of Women in Prostitution

  • Author: Joanne Csete, Meena Saraswathi Seshu


After more than 20 years of global consensus on the need to work respectfully with sex trade workers as a central anti-HIV/AIDS strategy, the abuse and demonization of women and others in sex work remain major impediments to progress in both defending human rights and fighting AIDS. In this article, Joanne Csete and Meena Saraswathi Seshu discuss the nature of human rights abuses faced by women in prostitution and describe impediments to reducing those abuses

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