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.
Has the sex workers group come together to demand/help for the following:
Yes - 1
No - 2
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).
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.
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing
Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct