MAPPING AND POPULATION SIZE ESTIMATES OF SEX WORKERS: PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION (NSWP, 2015)

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MAPPING AND POPULATION SIZE ESTIMATES OF SEX WORKERS: PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION (NSWP, 2015)

This policy brief is an overview and critique of mapping, population size estimates and unique identifier codes and how they are used. The practices of mapping the places where sex workers live and work, and creating population size estimates, are becoming more routine. Some of the threats associated with these practices, and the strategies that are used to keep people safe and data confidential and secure, are discussed. This policy brief can be used by all researchers to study different mapping methods and their risks, as well as to improve their own research practices.