When Sex Work and Drug Use Overlap: Considerations for advocacy and practice

Melissa Hope Ditmore
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Harm Reduction International has released a report examining the multiple and varied contexts within which drug use and sex work overlap.

The report provides a snapshot of available evidence on the factors that contribute to vulnerability among people who sell sex and use drugs. It draws on experience from harm reduction and sex work communities to explore implications for practice. Existing programmes that reach people who sell sex and use drugs  around the world are highlighted and practical suggestions on how programmes can better serve this overlapping population are offered.

One of the main aims of the report is to draw attention to this often neglected area, and to inform policy and programmatic discussions.

The report is primarily intended to be useful for people who use drugs and sell sex, and those who work with them in order to inform advocacy and programming. It may also be useful to civil society organisations, government and multilateral agencies with an involvement in programming and policy making on drugs, sex work and health.

You can download this 46 page PDF above. This resource is in English.