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Title:Crackdown on sex workers in Zambia: the wrong response?
Author:Meerkotter, AnnekeISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 2154-0128)
Volume:21
Issue:4
Pages:51-56
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:prostitution
police
criminal law
AIDS
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10246029.2012.703958
Abstract:In May 2012, Zambia's Inspector-General of Police announced a crackdown on sex workers. This commentary discusses the rationale behind this proposed crackdown and the problems associated with such a policy response. The crackdown perpetuates the stereotype of sex workers as vectors of HIV, and is an improper (and largely ineffective) response to the HIV epidemic. There are also concerns that it will worsen overcrowding in Zambian prisons and increase the risks faced by sex workers in their daily lives.Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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