STREET-BASED SEX WORKERS NEEDS ASSESSMENT

February 25, 2014

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Street Health and the Regent Park Community Health Centre have coordinated a cross-regional network comprised of women with sex work experience, health and social service providers, and law enforcement. In 2012 and 2013 the network received funding from the Evidence Exchange Network and used this funding to:

 i.)            focus on harm reduction services for women and trans-women who engage in sex work

ii.)           share best practices, building on successes, and

iii.)          identify and address gaps in services for women and trans-women engaged in sex work.

 There are many types of sex work ranging from the well paid escorts to street-based sex workers. Street-based sex work is initiated mostly on the street or other public places. There are a great deal of possible risk factors and significant challenges associated with this type of work.

 To gain a better understanding of the issues and needs of street-based sex workers, we conducted a street-based sex workers needs assessment.

 We invite you to join us on International Women’s Day, Friday March 7th, for a presentation of the survey results, issues & needs, risks & barriers, lessons learned, and ideas for developing a concrete action plan.

 Friday March 7th

2 – 3:30 pm

Regent Park Community Health Centre

465 Dundas Street East (3rd floor)

 

 —–   Light refreshments will be served.