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Female Sex Worker (FSW) Collective Action

The Female Sex Worker (FSW): Collective Action measures whether FSWs think their group can come together to solve problems such as getting a ration card, a voter card, and health insurance.

Categories

Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

Has the sex workers group come together to demandhelp for the following:

  1. ration card
  2. voter card
  3. bank account
  4. free education for children
  5. health insurance
  6. representation in government forums
  7. better health services from the government.

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

Scoring Procedures

Scores are averaged, and scale values range from 0 to 1. The index score was further divided into two equal categories of collective agency: low (0-0.4999) and high (0.5-1).

Original Citation

Saggurti, N., Mishra, R. M., Proddutoor, L., Tucker, S., Kovvali, D., Parimi, P., & Wheeler, T. (2013). Community collectivization and its association with consistent condom use and STI treatment-seeking behaviors among female sex workers and high-risk men who have sex with men/transgenders in Andhra Pradesh, India. AIDS Care, 25(sup1), S55-S66.

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Formative Research

Qualitative Research

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Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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