Access to safe, voluntary and sex work-friendly sexual health testing is one of many occupational health and safety priorities for sex workers. In the context of ongoing criminalization and occupational stigma, the AESHA Project explored sex workers’ access to HIV/STI testing. Learn more in this infographic!
AESHA project data shows that im/migrant sex workers are 2.5 times more likely to experience client condom refusal and twice as likely to have gaps in health care insurance coverage. To find out more about health barriers among im/migrant sex workers in Metro Vancouver, check out the infographic. Available in English and Chinese!
Researchers aren’t always working with primary data, they often work with pre-existing, secondary and older data. Sometimes, this means that the data being used was not collected in a way that aligns with recommended practices for measuring gender, sex and sexuality. How should researchers deal with these issues? Tool #6 provides some strategies and tips.
“My Story, My Way”: a new qualitative arts-based using digital storytelling methods. Also, a celebration of Love Positive Women, trainees showcasing their research and new infographics by the SHAWNA project.
47% of women in the SHAWNA project have had their HIV status disclosed without their consent. 19% of women in SHAWNA have experienced HIV stigma through verbal and/or physical violence. Read this infographic to learn more about the harms of disclosure without consent and SHAWNA’s recommendations to address them.
The SHAWNA project found that 66% of women living with HIV were unhoused or had unstable housing in the recent past. Read this infographic to learn more about the barriers to stable housing among women living with HIV and SHAWNA’s recommendations to address this issue.
The SHAWNA project found that 16% of women living with HIV were unable to access primary healthcare in the last 6 months. Read this infographic to learn more about the lack of access to primary care among women living with HIV and SHAWNA’s recommendations to address this issue.
The IRIS Project aimed to understand how immigration impacts young women’s experiences of pregnancy, motherhood, and marriage. They recommend free and accessible childcare for all people in British Columbia regardless of income level and full immigration status for all. Check out the infographic to learn more.
In collaboration with West Coast LEAF, the AESHA Project has submitted a brief to inform the discussion of the HOC Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill S-224 to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons). They urge the Committee to reject Bill S-224 in its entirety, support non-carceral and non-discriminatory approaches to safety, and invest in community initiatives run by and for people working in the sex industry, among other recommendations.