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By admin on Jul 26th, 2013

The ICPD Beyond 2014 International Conference on Human Rights took place in The Netherlands from 7-10 July 2013. This Conference was the second thematic conference, following the ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum, to take place within the scope of the ongoing review of the ICPD Programme of Action.

By admin on Jul 23rd, 2013

Calling all amateur and professional photographers alike! The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition challenges you to capture what you consider to be the essence of urban life at any time of day, anywhere in the world. Our theme this year, ''Cities at Work’’, encourages you to portray the life of your chosen town or city. You can read about the updates to this year’s competition on the competition page.

By admin on Jul 17th, 2013

From Turkey to Sweden, recent murders and violent attacks on sex workers spark an unprecedented wave of international action calling for an end to stigma and criminalization.

By admin on Mar 25th, 2013

Evidence is an activist's most powerful asset. Used well, it can transform even the most difficult advocacy effort into an initiative that influences perceptions and actions around an important issue.

Tactical Tech is organising the 2013 Info Activism Camp (camp2013.tacticaltech.org) to explore the ways in which digital technologies, data and visuals can be used to artfully present evidence that influences debates, controversies and issues.

By admin on Mar 11th, 2013

The 57th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is being held at the UN New York on March 4 – 15, 2013. CSW is principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

By admin on Feb 21st, 2013

Application deadline: February 28, 2013.
Where: Summer School of Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
When: 15-19 June, 2013

Human rights litigation is one of the methods by which civil society organizations can bring about social change. This course for human rights professionals will develop the skills and knowledge needed to successfully bring cases to the regional human rights systems and the UN Treaty bodies, and to use those cases to achieve practical change. Participants will be invited to provide information on concrete cases that they are involved in which will be discussed during the course.

By admin on Feb 12th, 2013

DEADLINE: February 15, 2013

Asia Catalyst will offer up to 20 health rights advocates from organizations working with communities directly affected by HIV/AIDS the opportunity to participate in a rights training program, which includes support in gathering documentation and planning advocacy strategies, monthly coaching, and opportunities to collaborate with peer organizations.

By admin on Dec 17th, 2012

Following the call of the European Women Lobby “Together for a Europe free from prostitution”, the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe and Sex Worker’s Rights Advocacy Network of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SWAN) is shocked at the silencing of sex workers’ voices in the debate, the unethical use of biased statistics and the conflation of trafficking with sex work. Worst of all, the EWL promotes laws and policies that heighten the repression of sex work and in so doing directly threaten sex workers’ safety and human rights.

By admin on Oct 9th, 2012

A unique conference, called From Sexbusiness Back to the Labour Market?, is being organised for October 16-17 by ROZKOŠ bez RIZIKA.

By admin on Sep 7th, 2012

Open Letter in Support of Sex Workers Who Were Arrested
Posted on September 4, 2012 by Sex Workers Action Group

" Some extremely concerning events have recently taken place in this communty in regards to the street based sex workers. Mid-August, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service’s Street Team with the assistance of Patrol Services have wrapped up an initiative targeting street based ‘prostitution’ in the city’s downtown core. This initiative included an undercover operation running from Monday, August 13 to Thursday, August 16. As a result of this initiative, nine females have been arrested and a total of 19 criminal charges have been laid.

In reviewing the media coverage, we were shocked and disturbed to see that the women’s full names and home addresses had been published. Reportedly fuelled by community complaints about ‘aggressive solicitation’ and ‘women residents’ being mistaken for ‘prostitutes’ in the long stigmatized Albert and Gore Street neighbourhood (where the main stroll is located), the arrests and articles continued. An all-time low coming when one of the women was scoped out and rearrested by an undercover officer in the same neighbourhood, with local media republishing not only her name and address, but also the ‘nitty gritty’ of her alleged offers of sexual services and attempts to negotiate safer sex (this in a relatively isolated Northern community of 75,000 people).

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