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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.

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.

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