London: IPPF, 2011. 8 p.
International Planned Parenthood Federation, IPPF
Global Forum on MSM and HIV, MSMGF
This Report Card is one in a series produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with the support of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Female, male and transgender sex workers are disproportionately affected by HIV. These communities are also often among the most marginalized and discriminated against in society. Laws that criminalize their occupation make it difficult for them to exercise their human rights, including accessing health services. It summarizes the current situation of HIV prevention strategies and services for female, male and transgender sex workers in Pakistan and supports efforts to increase and improve the programmatic, policy and funding actions taken on HIV prevention. The research analyses four key components that are widely recognized to be essential for effective action on HIV prevention for key populations: legal and social context, availability of services, accessibility of services, and participation and rights. It also provides recommendations for key national, regional and international stakeholders and service providers, to enhance action on HIV prevention strategies and services for sex workers.
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