Violence, HIV and sex work
Women who sell sex are at an elevated risk of the dual epidemics of violence and HIV. This talk will discuss:
- Why violence against female sex workers (FSWs) is important,
- How violence against FSWs increases their risk of HIV acquisition, and
- What can be done to prevent violence as part of HIV prevention programming.
For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the Gender Violence Health Centre (GVHC) hosts an annual seminar series at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). This year’s series will highlight the research underway by the GVHC.
The series will begin on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and will run until Human Rights Day (10 December).
2018 marks the 27th year of the campaign.