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By admin on Dec 19th, 2011

ForUm, December 16, 2011:

The most common form of violence against women in Ukraine is psychological violence. The journasilst of ForUm was invited to a press-conference dedicated to issues of human rights and tolarant treatment of women who provide sexual services.

Irina Demchenko, the director of the analitical center "Socioconsulting" announced the findings of the research done by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine. The survey involved 300 sex workers and 42 managers. (read the article in Russian below)

By admin on Nov 18th, 2011

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network followed the initiative of Latin American groups and developed a petition to the Global Fund's (GF) Board in advance of their meeting next week to express their concerns over potential negative implications of the GF reform following the recommendations of the High Level Panel. It started off as a regional initiative in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but has now grown to represent broader regional concerns and focus on the communities of key affected populations.

By admin on Sep 26th, 2011


Zurich city parliament on Wednesday rubber-stamped a loan earmarked for the construction of drive-in sex stalls where punters can meet prostitutes at purpose-built venues away from the city centre.


Representatives voted 74 to 30 in favour of the new development in Alstetten to the west of the city, Tages-Anzeiger newspaper reported.

Ten garage-like booths will be erected on derelict land in an industrial area in Alstetten, complete with parking spaces and alarm buttons. The so-called "performance stalls" will be the first of their kind in Switzerland if the project goes ahead.

The city council agreed last week to sanction the 2.4-million franc ($2.8m) loan for the development pending parliamentary approval.

By admin on Jun 23rd, 2011

Fontanka.ru

May 25, 2011 - After being through with Sergei Mironov, the Legislative Assembly are interested now in prostitutes: they had prepared draft amendments to the Administrative Code, under which the penalty for sexual services is proposed to increase from 1500-2000 to 5000 rubles, and also introduce the possibility of arrest prostitutes for a period of 10 to 15 days. At the forefront of fighting the first oldest profession is St. Petersburg deputy of the faction "United Russia" Svetlana Nesterova: she will be lobbuing the amendment at the State Duma.
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Whole article in Russian

By admin on Jun 23rd, 2011

17 May, 2011, SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied Tuesday near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire.

A crowd of about 400 people, mostly women wearing baseball caps, masks and sunglasses, chanted slogans like, "Guarantee the right to live!" during the four-hour rally.

By admin on Jun 10th, 2011

Telegraph & Argus, UK

A former student, who raped two female sex workers in the same alleyway in Bradford’s red light district, has been told to expect a substantial prison sentence. Read more here: Telegraph & Argus

By admin on Jun 10th, 2011

Medical News Today, United Kingdom

Sex work is unprotected, increasingly dangerous and needs to be decriminalized, according to a new report published in the Canadian Review of Sociology. Co-authored by Concordia University and University of Windsor researchers, the study is based on 450 interviews with sex workers and 40 law enforcement officials and public health advocates and calls for sweeping changes to sex work performed on and off the streets.
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By admin on Jun 10th, 2011

Melbourne Weekly, Australia

"The majority would prefer to be in control of their own health, and rightly so," Ms White said. "Our argument is: testing should be related to risk rather than a defined timeframe."

By admin on Jun 8th, 2011

ABC News, Australia

The State Government has called on the Opposition to support a new bill aimed at reducing prostitution in the suburbs.

The draft bill will be introduced next week and will include measures to remove brothels from residential areas.

By olga on Jul 15th, 2010

The Independent, Kampala Uganda
17 May 2010 - As a sex worker, Helen not only attracts clients but also is a target for unwanted, and all too frequently violent, attention. The illegal nature of her work causes social and legal alienations which lead her to be doubly vulnerable to abuse at the hands of the very people who are sworn to protect her and up hold the inviolability of her person and property granted by the law.
Read more here

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