25. July 2010
The increase of Hiv/Aids during the 1990s changed the political approach towards prostitution.
Focus moved from moral issues to focusing on health.
During the late 90's it changed again when prostitution was linked to migration and organized crime.
Resources to prevent and combat sexual exploitation of women now replaced health services.
In the Nordic countries this led to a policy reform shifting the focus from sex workers to pimps, traffickers and the demand side of prostitution.
Our aim is to give a presentation of how the Nordic countries’ political and legal approach has changed the view on sex workers and how this has had impact on Hiv/STI prevention work within sex workers’ communities.
Pye Jakobsson, Rose Alliance, Sweden and Astrid Renland, PION, Norway