World AIDS Day News Release

Zero Deaths NOT Zero Funding – Millions of Lives in the Balance (Cape Town, South Africa, November 29th) This year’s World AIDS Day is about “Getting to Zero”  by 2015 – Zero AIDS Related Deaths, Zero New Infections and Zero Discrimination. This will not happen and millions of people will die unnecessarily unless more Governments [...]

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed annually on 17 December by Sex workers, their advocates, friends, families and allies. First celebrated in 2003[1], the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is the brainchild of Dr. Annie Sprinkle and the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP-USA)[2], an American Sex Worker’s [...]

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New Tool Available to Assess Human Rights Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures

Marjan Wijers a human rights consultant and researcher who helped create this tool as part of a collaboration. The RighT guide, as we called it,was made in response to increasing concerns of anti-trafficking, sex workers rights and migrant workers rights activists and organisations that many anti-trafficking measures not only fail to protect the rights of [...]

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New Tool Available to Assess Human Rights Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures

Marjan Wijers a human rights consultant and researcher who helped create this tool as part of a collaboration. The RighT guide, as we called it,was made in response to increasing concerns of anti-trafficking, sex workers rights and migrant workers rights activists and organisations that many anti-trafficking measures not only fail to protect the rights of [...]

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B.C. NDP leadership hopeful Dana Larsen backs decriminalization of sex work

B.C. NDP leadership candidate Dana Larsen has pledged to work toward the decriminalization of sex work if he becomes premier.   The former B.C. Marijuana Party leader announced in a press release today (February 14) that he would allow sex workers to unionize and form co-operatives.   “As Premier, I would defund the police enforcement, [...]

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Sex Workers Fight Back

Written by UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegate Rathi Ramanathan (Asia and the Pacific) Originally posted at unaidspcbngo.org Advocacy for sex workers’ rights is a challenge: not only is constructive dialogue impeded because the language is contested, but since sex worker rights continue to be politicised, any positive changes to laws are difficult to achieve. Sex workers [...]

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