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With the imminent emergence of  the second wave of  HIV infection, strong leadership is critical to
orchestrate, align and harmonize all the initiatives of  different sectors working with EW and MSM/
Transgender to address their rights and their access to UA services. This action research aims at analyzing
the situation on the right to work of  entertainment workers and at examining a broad scope of  enabling
environment factors that might affect the coverage of  quality of  UA services. It also seeks to identify
eventual problems resulting from the implementation of  the Law on Suppression of  Human Traffi  cking
and Sexual Exploitation.
With support of  EW and MSM/Transgender networks, this research was conducted in November 2008
on 1116 Entertainment Workers (Direct Sex Workers, Massage Girls, Freelance Sex Workers, Karaoke
Girls and Beer Promotion Girls) and 591 MSM/ Transgender ( 362 Short Hair  and 229 Long Hair )
selected from 4 Provinces, Siem Reap, Banteay Mean Chey, Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.

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With the imminent emergence of  the second wave of  HIV infection, strong leadership is critical to orchestrate, align and harmonize all the initiatives of  different sectors working with EW and MSM/Transgender to address their rights and their access to UA services. This action research aims at analyzing the situation on the right to work of  entertainment workers and at examining a broad scope of  enabling environment factors that might affect the coverage of  quality of  UA services. It also seeks to identify eventual problems resulting from the implementation of  the Law on Suppression of  Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation.

With support of  EW and MSM/Transgender networks, this research was conducted in November 2008 on 1116 Entertainment Workers (Direct Sex Workers, Massage Girls, Freelance Sex Workers, Karaoke Girls and Beer Promotion Girls) and 591 MSM/ Transgender ( 362 Short Hair  and 229 Long Hair ) selected from 4 Provinces, Siem Reap, Banteay Mean Chey, Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.

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*Thanks Mr. Chenda Keo, a Ph.D student at the Australian National University, for the contribution of this paper.