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By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

Sify news, India
April 26, 2010 -- Sex workers in West Bengal have pooled their resources to set up a primary school for their children as well as those of slum dwellers.
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, an organisation working for the uplift of sex workers and their families in West Bengal, has built the school at Titagarh in North 24-Parganas district, 30 km away from Kolkata.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

AllAfrica Global Media, Uganda
28 April 2010 - Kampala — Uganda's community of prostitutes has long been considered a weak link in the fight against AIDS. Popular opinion holds that most of them are infected with HIV and that they are powerless to play a decisive role in the fight against HIV transmission.

By admin on Jul 3rd, 2010

KNX1070, USA
Jul 4, 2010 - In this live-and-let-live town, where medical marijuana clubs do business next to grocery stores and an annual fair celebrates sadomasochism, prostitutes could soon walk the streets without fear of arrest.

San Francisco would become the first major U.S. city to decriminalize prostitution if voters next month approve Proposition K - a measure that forbids local authorities from investigating, arresting or prosecuting anyone for selling sex.

By admin on Jun 29th, 2010

Newswise, USA
June 29, 2010 — U.S.-Mexico border program is modest in cost and time, but notably effective. A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and Mexico has found that even a modest behavioral intervention program averaging just 35 minutes can measurably reduce the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers in the U.S.-Mexico border region – and that the program succeeds at comparatively little expense. The findings will be published online by the journal PLoS One on June 30.

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.

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