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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.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

Sport24, South Africa
May 5, 2010, Cape Town - Sex work researchers have dismissed fears of a massive rise in human trafficking for the World Cup, saying cash-strapped NGOs could be tagging onto the tournament to win extra resources.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

OneIndia
Thursday, March 4, 2010 -Kolkata, Mar 4 (ANI): Over 500 sex workers gathered from different red light areas in Kolkata to stage a candle light procession on the occasion of the 'International Sex Workers Rights Day'.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

Associated Press
March 25, 2010, Paris -- French sex workers are protesting a lawmaker's proposal to legalize brothels in France, saying they want a law that bans active solicitiation repealed instead.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

MediaGlobal
April 22, 2010, India -- As the United Nations calls for a greater focus on reproductive health this week, sex workers in India are independently advocating for their often overlooked needs and rights.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

IPS,
Apr 2, 2010, SUVA Fiji - In February 2010, Fiji passed a new anti-prostitution degree that creates harsher penalties for ‘crimes’ associated with prostitution. Two months later, and article by the Inter Press Service highlights the criticism leveled against the new decree.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

Hurryet DailyNews, Turkey
Apr 24, 2010, Istanbul – Activists and sex workers in Turkey are working on a project to establish Turkey’s first sex workers union. They are hopeful about finding a solution to their problems and changing society’s approach toward sex workers.

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