Search for dissertations about: "sex workers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 53 swedish dissertations containing the words sex workers.

  1. 1. Bombay Going: Migration, return and anti-trafficking in the lives of Nepali migrant sex workers

    Author : Susanne Åsman; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; anti-trafficking; sex trafficking; migration for sex work; prostitution; sex work; return; remittances; house; home; belonging; relatedness; everyday life; gender; agency; death; mortuary practises; Nepal; India;

    Abstract : Set against the background of a critical examination of anti-trafficking organisations’ dominant discourses of sex trafficking in the Nepali context, this dissertation provides an ethnographic account of how Tamang women and men in the Sindhupalchowk district, defined by these organisations as severely affected by sex trafficking, understand what they define as “Bombay going” or migration for sex work. The main motivation for this endeavour is that very little, if anything, has been said about sex trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts from the perspective of Tamang women besides the studies based on the rehabilitation and reintegration programmes led by anti-trafficking organisations that concentrate exclusively on the women’s identity as victims. READ MORE

  2. 2. Female sex workers in Laos : perceptions, care seeking behaviour and barriers related to sexually transmitted infection services

    Author : Ketkesone Phrasisombath; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; female sex workers;

    Abstract : Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) cause health, social and economic burdens in both low- and high-income countries. Not only do STIs impact quality of life, reproductive health and child health, but they also play a crucial role in facilitating sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). READ MORE

  3. 3. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders - exposure assessment and gender aspects

    Author : Catarina Nordander; Avdelningen för arbets- och miljömedicin; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Skelett; Occupational health; Yrkesmedicin; industrial medicine; arbetsmiljömedicin; reumatologi; muskelsystem; rheumatology locomotion; muscle system; Skeleton; repetitive work; sex; occupational; myalgia; Surface EMG; muscular activity;

    Abstract : Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are widespread, and are, for unclear reasons, more common among females than in males. Several risk factors have been described; constrained and awkward postures, repetitive and/or force demanding motions, and lack of recovery. READ MORE

  4. 4. Living Up to the Ideal of Respectability : Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Implications for Unmarried Migrant Workers, Single Mothers, and Women in Prostitution in Sri Lanka

    Author : Malin Jordal; Pia Olsson; Birgitta Essén; Ann Öhman; Jeanne Marecek; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Sexual and reproductive health and rights; Free Trade Zone; gender relations; social navigation; unmarried women; migrant women workers; masculinity; single mothers; women in prostitution; qualitative interviews; Sri Lanka;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to gain a deeper understanding of relationships and sexuality of women at risk of social exclusion in Sri Lanka and the risk of violations of their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) that they might face. Individual qualitative interviews with migrant women workers (n=18) and men (n=18) in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ), women facing single motherhood (n=28) and women formerly involved in prostitution (n=15) were conducted. READ MORE

  5. 5. Asthma and cancer among pulp and paper mill workers

    Author : Eva Andersson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; epidemiology; pulp and paper industry; irritant-induced asthma; gassings; cancer; sulfate mills; sulfite mills; maintenance work; brain tumors; glioma; lung cancer; asbestos;

    Abstract : There were two main aims of this thesis. One was to study if repeated high exposures to irritant gases give rise to new-onset asthma, and the other was to study if exposure in pulp and paper mills were associated with cancer. READ MORE