consultant on research and rights-based programming
I’m a freelance consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health and human rights, particularly as they relate to marginalized populations such as sex workers, migrants and people who use drugs. My past and current clients include the Asia Development Bank, AIDS Fonds Netherlands, and the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center. I have extensive experience of working on projects both in the United States and in Asia and Africa.
Thirty-four sex workers across Cambodia, a small, postconflict country in Southeast Asia, were interviewed about violence including rape that they have experienced as well as life experiences that led them to become sex workers.
This population size estimation (PSE) was undertaken in order to inform HIV prevention programming for key populations in the fight against HIV in Sierra Leone. This PSE focused on female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM) and people who inject drugs (PWID) because these groups are typically the first and hardest affected by HIV.
President Obama’s speech on trafficking in persons seems to reflect a real understanding of trafficking – but his proposals for addressing the issue fall back on the same problematic strategies and partnerships as his predecessors.