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SEX WORK AND WORKING: THE IMPACT OF BEING CLANDESTINE Research conducted in 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries

TABLE OF CONTENTS PROLOGUE

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INTRODUCTION

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LEGAL STATUS OF SEX WORK ACROSS THE REGION

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WOMEN SEX WORKERS: SEX WORK FROM A GENDER AND CLASS PERSPECTIVE

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BETWEEN THE STREET AND THE BAR: HOW AND WHERE SEX WORK IS PRACTICED

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BETWEEN AUTONOMY AND DEPENDENCY: MODES OF EXERCISING SEX WORK

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PAYING TO WORK: THE MONEY CIRCUIT

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DANGER ZONE: ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND HEALTH RISKS

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WHAT YOU DO IS WRONG: DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

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WE ARE NOT ALONE: ORGANIZING STRATEGIES IN WORKPLACES

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WE ARE ORGANIZED: POLITICAL ORGANIZING AND RIGHTS CLAIMS

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CONCLUSIONS

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RECOMMENDATIONS

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Sex work and working conditions: The impact of being clandestine  

Research conducted in 14 Latin American and Caribbean Countries