AIDS

IAC 2012 - Kolkata (Portuguese)

Year: 
2012

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Anunciando o Festival da Liberdade da/os Profissionais do Sexo:aalternativa internacional ao Evento da Conferência de AIDS 2012 para profissionais do sexo e aliado/as.

21 a 26 de Julho de 2012 | Swabhumi, Kolkata, India.

IAC 2012 - Washington

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The programme for the IAC Sex Worker Organizing Collaborative is below.

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Report on the Impact of China's 2010 "Strike Hard Campaign": A Crackdown on Sex Work

Source: AsiaCatalyst.org
 
The 2010 "Strike Hard Campaign" (police crackdowns) put in place a zero tolerance policy on sex work, gambling and drugs all across China. While many brothels and popular clubs were closed ultimately sex workers continued work out in more remote areas. This geographic shift cut people off from essential health services, HIV/AIDS education, and even funeral services for women who die while cut off from their families.

Here in its first major report The China Sex Worker Organization Network Forum trained its members to document the effects of the crackdown.

2010严打报告电子版_(已排版)[1]

Year: 
2011
Source: AsiaCatalyst.org
 
The 2010 "Strike Hard Campaign" (police crackdowns) put in place a zero tolerance policy on sex work, gambling and drugs all across China. While many brothels and popular clubs were closed ultimately sex workers continued work out in more remote areas. This geographic shift cut people off from essential health services, HIV/AIDS education, and even funeral services for women who die while cut off from their families.

Here in its first major report The China Sex Worker Organization Network Forum trained its members to document the effects of the crackdown.

Report on the Impact of China's 2010 "Strike Hard Campaign": A Crackdown on Sex Work

Year: 
2011
Source: AsiaCatalyst.org
 
The 2010 "Strike Hard Campaign" (police crackdowns) put in place a zero tolerance policy on sex work, gambling and drugs all across China. While many brothels and popular clubs were closed ultimately sex workers continued work out in more remote areas. This geographic shift cut people off from essential health services, HIV/AIDS education, and even funeral services for women who die while cut off from their families.

Here in its first major report The China Sex Worker Organization Network Forum trained its members to document the effects of the crackdown.

Sex workers rally against Free Trade Agreement with the EU

As reported in the Indian Express, around 250 sex workers were amongst those who took part in a silent rally on Friday 10th February in Mysore in opposition to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union aoround the supply of generic life-saving drugs. 

International AIDS Conference 2012 – Important Information and Deadline

IAC 2012: ALTERNATIVE EVENT FOR SEX WORKERS AND ALLIES in Kolkata, India

US government travel restrictions for sex workers and drug users mean that many of us will not be able, or will not want to go to the IAC in Washington this year.

KILLING THE GLOBAL FUND = KILLING US - Sign on to the petitions NOW!

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At its 25th Board Meeting in Ghana, 20-22 November, the Global Fund Board decided to cancel Round 11, its funding opportunity for countries to put forward ambitious proposals for scale-up of HIV/AIDS, TB and/or malaria programs, National Strategies and health systems strengthening. The reason for this is lack of money and unwillingness by the donors to invest more in AIDS, TB and malaria through the Global Fund. The immediate consequence is that countries will only be able to apply for funding for continuation of essential prevention, treatment and/or care programs currently financed by the Global Fund that will otherwise face disruption between January 2012 and 31 March 2014. Funding for new programs and scale-up would only come available again as of 2014. This happens at a time when the Global Fund Board also approved a new Strategy 2012-2016 with ambitious targets – that could fundamentally change the course of the epidemics.

World Bank study shows cost effectiveness of targeted HIV prevention

At a time when funding for HIV prevention programmes for sex workers is increasingly under pressure and at risk, a recently published evaluation found a significant decline in HIV prevalence among female sex workers and young women (15-24 years) seeking antenatal care in the high-prevalence southern states in India .

AMMAR calls for right to unionise

Elena Reynaga, from Redtrasex and AMMAR in Argentina, interviewed in the Metro (UK) in the run up to World AIDS Day, calls for sex workers to have the same rights as any other workers, including the right to unionise and pension rights.