sex work

PrEP Trials Underway In Australia, despite Concern from Sex Workers

Trials of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) HIV medication, Truvada, are currently underway in 3 Australian states, despite concerns from sex workers that PrEP may undermine the safer sex culture of the Australian sex industry. PrEP, is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs – those used to treat the HIV virus – which in theory prevents a non-HIV positive person from sero-converting to the virus should they come in contact with it.

New Reality Show Aims to “Rescue” Sex Workers in 8 Minutes

Sex workers are responding with outrage about a new reality show named "8 Minutes" set to air on the A&E channel. The show follows vice cop-turned-minister, Kevin Brown as he arranges to meet sex workers in hotel rooms and, within eight minutes, tries to “rescue” them from the sex trades.

Indian Sex Workers Fight for Decriminalisation in Supreme Court Panel Law Reform Investigation

The ongoing campaign being undertaken by Indian sex workers advocating for law reform, including the decriminalisation of sex work, recently received a boost in profile when a consortium of sex work law reform advocates, including Chief of the Indian National Commission for Women, L

GAATW’s Annual Publication Explores the Ultimate Costs of the Anti-trafficking Industry

The Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) recently released its annual peer reviewed publication, the Anti-Trafficking Review, at Bangkok, Thailand’s Foreign Correspondent’s Club. The theme of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking Review is “Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking”.

Ireland to Criminalise the Purchase of Sexual Services

Just one month after the Northern Ireland Assembly passed a bill criminalising the purchase of sex, the Republic of Ireland’s government has introduced a bill that will make it a criminal offence to pay for sex.

Keeping Safe - Safety Advice for Sex Workers in the UK

Year: 
2014

This booklet has been written for women, men and transgender people working in the UK sex industry. It contains information and advice about keeping safe which mostly comes from those who know best – sex workers. It contains tips and strategies to protect their personal safety.

Know Your Rights - ICW Members Advocacy Working Group

12th Nov

 

- Please Disseminate Widely -

 

ICW is excited to have our special guests Daisy Nakato and Anastacia Ryan from NSWP join us on Wednesday, November 12th for our monthly ICW Members Advocacy Working Group. We welcome them to lead the discussion on sex workers’ rights in the context of HIV. 

 

Oakland Landlords are Now Required to Evict Sex Workers

On October 21st the Oakland City Counsel quietly passed amendments to the Nuisance Eviction Ordinance requiring landlords to evict sex workers from the properties. Overshadowed by the passage of the Tenant Protection Ordinance, which aims to protect tenants against rent hikes, the amendment requiring the eviction of sex workers only came to light when journalist Susie Cagle tweeted about it.