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By admin on Jun 26th, 2013

Business Insider, Australia June 21, 2013 - As EOFY approaches, the Australian Taxation Office has urged taxpayers to review what deductions they are allowed to claim as occupation-specific, work-related expenses. The ATO’s set of instructions for sex industry workers is particularly eye-catching. A tax office spokesperson said it processed 3030 tax returns in 2010-11 from “other personal service workers” – this includes sex workers, escorts, tattooists, religious assistants and civil celebrants.

By admin on Jun 26th, 2013

June 21, 2013. NDTV.

Kolkata: Two young boys from Kolkata are headed for Poland in August to play football. That would be pretty routine but for the fact that they are going as part of the Indian team to play the Homeless World Cup championship in which homeless children from 64 countries are participating. Also, the two boys are sons of sex workers of Kolkata's well-known red light district, Sonagachi, and have had to really struggle to reach where they have. There is, however, still one hurdle on their way to Poland. Money.

By admin on Jun 22nd, 2013

By Robert Barnes, Published: June 20 in the Washigton Post
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it is a violation of the First Amendment for the federal government to force groups to endorse the government’s views opposing prostitution in order to receive funding to combat AIDS overseas.
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By admin on Jun 18th, 2013

Viviane Namaste, Le Devoir


The author of the “Second sex” would have condemned all legal restrictions similar to those used in Canada that force sex workers to work in isolation.

By admin on Apr 29th, 2013

 The Times of India

28 April, 2013 - NEW DELHI: Sex workers on Saturday want to be part of government's policy making about issues related to their community. They demanded representation in all policy making bodies in ministries dealing with them.

"People who make laws don't know anything about our issues, concerns and why we do this work. So, policy making bodies must have our representatives," said a participant from Ajmer.

By admin on Feb 21st, 2013

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"Denver Colorado Police and Colorado Attonery General John W. Suthers are forcing prostitutes to lie against their will about being sex trafficked !

Police departments, and the Attorney Generals around the country receive huge grants of money from the Federal government for fighting Sex Trafficking. When they don’t find any forced against their will prostitute victims – They make them up, so that they won’t lose funding.

Denver vice Lieutenant Aaron Sanchez says: “Prostitutes are not friendly. It’s not like you’re talking to a child-abuse victim or a fifteen-year-old sex assault victim who wants to cry out and wants to explain what happened or is just scared. These girls just flat out say, ‘Nope, that’s not what’s happening.’

“We have to help them realize they are victims,” Denver vice Lieutenant Aaron Sanchez says...."

Read more and/or SIGN PETITION here.

By admin on Nov 28th, 2012

The Irish government has confirmed it is to introduce tough new laws on prostitution in the coming months.

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has announced plans to review Ireland’s antiquated laws on prostitution.

Over 60 organisations, including the Immigrant Council of Ireland, have called on Minister Shatter to change the law so that the buyer of sex will be criminalised.

By admin on Nov 26th, 2012

by Doug Barry at JEZEBEL.com

India, which has been a surprising success story in AIDS prevention throughout the aughts, might be on the verge of a serious health crisis thanks to the more widespread use among sex workers of cellphones, those fragile, rectangular amulets of modern independence. Though India's sex trade used to be largely localized in small neighborhoods such as Kamathipura, the red-light district in Mumbai, where prostitutes lived in brothels under the watchful (and often tyrannical) eye of a rent-charging madam, wider access to cellphones among the lower classes has given formerly brothel-bound sex workers the ability to ply their trade indepently, complicating the efforts of India's healthcare workers to target their message of HIV prevention and track the disease's spread through the population.

By admin on Sep 6th, 2012

Sex workers and a representative of a charitable organization protest against anti-prostitution initiative of local mayoral candidate Morris Hanna, who in her election campaign pushes for a ban on sex work in brothels and flats.

By admin on Mar 23rd, 2012

Source: RT.COM

Madrid’s high-class escorts have found a way to regulate the Spanish banking sector. The ladies want to have their say in the economy by withholding sexual pleasures from bank employees.
The largest trade association for luxury escorts in the Spanish capital has gone on a general and indefinite strike on sexual services for bankers until they go back to providing credits to Spanish families, small- and medium-size enterprises and companies.

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