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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

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

OSI, USA
Statement by the Open Society Institute and Pathfinder International
May 13, 2010 – On this day, new federal regulations went into effect that force care and service providers to stigmatize the very sex workers they are trying to reach with HIV-prevention programs. Under the government rule, commonly known as the "anti-prostitution pledge requirement," public health groups receiving U.S. global HIV funds must pledge their opposition to prostitution in order to continue their life-saving HIV prevention work. The requirement forces organizations to censor even their privately funded speech regarding the most effective ways to engage high-risk groups in HIV prevention. More…

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

CBC News, Canada
May 18, 2010 -- The unregulated and underground practice of street prostitution makes it difficult to counteract the dangers of the job, says a women's advocate.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

ABC News, Australia
May 14, 2010 -- A prostitution law in the Northern Territory is putting workers at risk, the union representing sex workers claims.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
Thursday May 13, 2010 - In a Sex workers are safer, healthier and more willing to go to police since prostitution was decriminalised, but the stigma remains a problem, according to a book on the changing industry.

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