"We Have the Right Not to Be 'Rescued'...": When Anti-Trafficking Programmes Undermine the Health and Well-Being of Sex Workers

  title={"We Have the Right Not to Be 'Rescued'...": When Anti-Trafficking Programmes Undermine the Health and Well-Being of Sex Workers},
  author={Aziza Ahmed and Meena Saraswathi Seshu},
  journal={Sexuality \& the Law eJournal},
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