criminalisation of sex work

New report on Sex Work in Ho Chi Minh City reveals changes in Sex Industry over previous decade

Municipal policy makers in Ho Chi Minh City submitted a report to the Ministry of Social Affairs on Monday 15 September 2014, claiming that the local sex industry has dramatically expanded in size over the past 10 years despite the criminalisation of sex work and active policing of sex work venues.

Canadian Sex Workers Rally in Opposition to C-36

As the Canadian government rushes to push through Federal Bill C-36, their proposed new sex work legislation, before their December deadline, the Senate's legal and constitutional affairs committee will be meeting on Tuesday, September 9th to discuss it.

Laverne Cox Stands with Monica Jones as Defence Files Appeal

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Monica Jones, who, in April, was found guilty of manifesting prostitution, asked the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn her conviction on Tuesday, August 5th.

The Lancet Joins Other Int'l Organisations in Call for Full Decriminalisation of Sex Work

Medical journal, The Lancet has joined an ever growing number of international health and human rights organisations calling for the full decriminalisation of sex work in order to address the HIV epidemic more effectively in a new series of papers on sex workers and HIV. The men, women, and transgender people who sell sex the world over are subjected to repressive and discriminatory laws and practices which in turn fuel stigma, discrimination, and in a large number of instances violence being perpetrated against sex workers.

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Briefing Paper: Sex Work and the Law: Understanding Legal Frameworks and the Struggle for Sex Work Law Reforms

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2013

NSWP has published a new briefing paper titled ‘Sex Work and the Law: Understanding Legal Frameworks and the Struggle for Sex Work Law Reforms’

Mise en danger téméraire : Questions & réponses sur le Projet de loi C-36

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2014

Vous pouvez télécharger ce document de 15 pages ci-dessus. Cette ressource est en français.

Toute La Vérité (Juridique) : Le Projet De Loi C-36 Aura Des Répercussions Importantes Sur Les Communautés Canadiennes

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2014

Alors que le Comité de la justice de la Chambre des communes se prépare à tenir des audiences sur le Projet de loi C-36 — la soi-disant Loi sur la protection des collectivités et des personnes exploitées — les travailleuse(-eur)s du sexe et leurs alliés lancent une ressource importante au sujet de cette loi mal conçue.

The Whole (Legal) Truth: Bill C-36 Will Have Far-reaching Implications For Canadian Communities

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2014

As the Justice Committee of the House of Commons prepares to hold hearings on Bill C-36, the so-called Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, sex workers and their allies are releasing an important resource about this ill-considered legislation.