Melissa Ditmore

consultant on research and rights-based programming



Prostitution and Sex Work
Greenwood Press (2010)
Sex Work Matters
Zed Books (2010)
Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work
Greenwood Press (2006)

Selected other writing

Sex Trafficking: Facts and Fictions
Ronald Weitzer and Melissa Ditmore
In “Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry (second edition)”.
Edited by Ronald Weitzer. Routledge (2010)
Sex Work, Trafficking, and HIV: How Development Is Compromising Sex Workers' Human Rights
Melissa Ditmore
In “Development with a Body: Sexuality, human rights and development”.
Edited by Sonia Correa, Andrea Cornwall and Susie Jolly. Zed Books (2008)
In Calcutta, Sex Workers Organize
Melissa Ditmore
In “The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social”.
Edited by Patricia Clough with Jean Halley. Duke University Press (2007)
Trafficking in Lives: how Ideology Shapes Policy
Melissa Ditmore
In “Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work and Human Rights”.
Edited by Kamala Kempadoo with Bandana Pattanaik and Jyothi Sanghera. Paradigm Press (2005)


The Road North
Sex Workers Project (2012)
A Holistic Approach to HIV Prevention Programming for Female Sex Workers
AIDSTAR-One (2011)
State of the Art HIV Prevention for Sex Workers
AIDS Fonds Netherlands (2010)
Use of Raids to Fight Trafficking
Sex Workers Project (2009)
Structural Stigmatization of Sex Workers in Cambodia
Women's Network for Unity (2006)
Behind Closed Doors
Sex Workers Project (2005)
Revolving Door
Sex Workers Project (2003)