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By admin on Jun 26th, 2010

IOL News, South Africa

June 27, 2010 - Prostitutes hoping to cash in on the World Cup hype have had their time cut out trying to ply their trade while police and community workers "clean up the streets" in major cities including Durban.

By Aliya on Jun 20th, 2010

The Spoiler, UK
June 3rd - Apart from being an entertainment spectacle, the World Cup is a tribute to football as an inclusive sport - it brings everyone together. As is currently being proved in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that also includes prostitutes (a group used to having fun with strangers.)
Sex workers organisation DASPU (http://www.daspu.com.br/) (”Das Putas” = “The Hookers” in Portuguese) are cashing in on the country’s football delirum by selling their own t-shirt designs with messages of support for Brazil’s World Cup squad.

By Aliya on Jun 20th, 2010

The Sidney Morning Herald, Australia

Chanting "sex worker rights are human rights" and "no bad whores, just bad laws", dozens of protesters marched from the Opera House on Saturday in a bid to have their rights recognised.
Many carried red umbrellas, a symbol of the global movement, while others made statements with T-shirts reading "whore power" and "sluts unite".

By Aliya on Apr 23rd, 2010

AlertNet, UK
April 13, 2010, LONDON - From dingy street corners in Uganda's capital to the United Nations' gleaming headquarters in New York, east African sex workers are standing up for their rights by challenging the political and social systems that discriminate against them.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

The Daily Telegraph, Australia
12 February 2010 – A catholic school student was disciplined for setting up a Facebook page that appeared to advocate killing prostitutes. The page titled "Killing your hooker so you don't have to pay her", has been removed by Facebook but not before almost 18,000 people joined it.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

The Telegraph, UK
8 March 2010 – The UK Home Office has announced that men who have sex with “exploited” women will face fines of 1,000 pounds under a new law applicable from April 1.The law will criminalize anyone who pays for sex with a prostitute who is “controlled”-such as those with pimps, in brothels or who have been trafficked.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

http://apnswdollhouse.wordpress.com, Cambodia
March 2010 – Recent pronouncements by the Prime Minister in Cambodia that sex work is an affront to traditional Cambodian culture and to the dignity of Cambodian women have led to more raids on bars and arrests of sex workers.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

list.co.uk, UK
March 2010 – In a collaboration with International Union of Sex Workers, artist Natasha Gomperts decided to highlight the danger to prostitutes whose human, civil and labour rights are being eroded by legislation.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

A film about sex work in the Caribbean
Plri.org

January 2010 – A film from the Caribbean Treatment Action Group and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition about the problems faced by sex workers in the Caribbean. There is a focus on migrant workers, HIV, abuse from the state, stigma and discrimination from the community and efforts to overcome them.
Part 1
Part 2

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

The Louisiana Weekly, USA
January 2010 – New Orleans city police and the district attorney's office are using a state law written for child molesters to charge hundreds of sex workers like Tabitha as sex offenders. The law, which dates back to 1805, makes it a crime against nature to engage in "unnatural copulation" – a term New Orleans cops and the district attorney's office have interpreted to mean anal or oral sex.

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