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By Aliya on Jun 19th, 2009

May 22, 2009, Vancouver -- An organization in Canada looks to the Swedish model of criminalizing clients in order to keep women from becoming prostitutes during the 2010 Olympics.

By Aliya on Jun 19th, 2009

May 01, 2009 -- Women's groups in Kenya have started a week-long "sex strike", in an attempt to press the country's leaders to resolve rifts and work together.
Ten non-governmental organisations urged women across the nation to boycott sex with their husbands and partners along with a statement calling for reforms in government and action on promoting women's rights.
 

By Aliya on Jun 19th, 2009

30 Apr 2009, CHENNAI -- Leading up to the end of the country-wide elections, sex workers in India publicly called for policies and measures to make their situations better.

By Aliya on Jun 19th, 2009

April 4, 2009, Accra -- Here is a quick look at some issues facing sex wokers in Ghana.

By Aliya on Jun 18th, 2009

March 31, 2009, London - The UK has recently passed the Policing and Crime bill which allows the state to seize property of a sex worker, even if there is no conviction, and makes ‘keeping a brothel used for prostitution’ a criminal offence. There are many other unintended evils for sex workers associated with this bill and why the sex workers rallied in London.

By Aliya on Jun 18th, 2009

25 May, 2009, Bangkok -- Members of Thailands transgendered community speak out about what it policies would make their lives as people and sex workers easier.

By Aliya on Jun 18th, 2009

May 20, 2009, Saratov -- A Russian police officer lost his position after being exposed for accepting bribes from a pimp. Read more in Russian..

By Aliya on Jun 18th, 2009

May 25, 2009 -- Thai sex workers have found a creative way to fundraise to send members to the 12th National Seminar on Aids, after the government cut funding.

By Aliya on Jun 18th, 2009

May 29, 2009, Vancouver -- Sheryl Kiselbach, who worked as a sex worker for 30 years and who is the violence-prevention coordinator with the Prostitution, Alternatives, Counselling & Education Society, started a legal challenge of Canada’s prostitution laws in 2007, stating that the laws criminalising sex workers increase their exposure to violence. In December, a judge ruled that Ms. Kiselbach would not have her case heard based on a technicality: Because she no longer works as a sex worker, the laws she is challenging do not cause her to work in unsafe conditions. Here is an update on her fight:

By Aliya on Jun 18th, 2009

May 21, 2009, East London -- Leading up the FIFA’s 2010 World Cup soccer championship in South Africa, the question of decriminalising prostitution has become one of political and social importance for politicians and sex workers alike. The head of the National Prosecution Authority, Mokotedi Mpshe, gave his personal opinion on the decriminalisation debate by asking “What will happen to our morals if prostitution in South Africa is legalised for the 2010 Soccer World Cup?” South African sex workers responded to his comments and were none too pleased.

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