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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 14 Extracts

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 14 Extracts A new approach to Mala evaluating a peer education programme for As a result, we developed an innovative and sex workers attractive alternative: the `Mala' system. `Mala' means necklace and is a popular accessory for all women. We decided to Kate Butcher, Sumi Baral, Krishna provide each participant with a set of different Bista, and Rajendra Adhikary coloured beads, and during the workshop, and, in consultation with the group, allocated different colours to different activities relating Two years ago, a peer education programme to their role as peer educators as well as their was developed in Nepal to equip urban sex own sexual practice. The activity relating to workers with the skills to help their fellow each colour is listed below. workers practise safer sex, to update their own knowledge on risks from unsafe sex and to · Red; asked a client to use a condom and he provide a forum for sex workers to discuss agreed. imaginative approaches to safer sex beyond · Green; accompanied a girl to the clinic. the condom. Initially 18 sex workers, all · White; asked a client to use condoms and women, attended and this number ...

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