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How Police Can Arrest the Spread of HIV - New Report by Open Society Foundations

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Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. One of the main reasons is that they are criminalised. Too often sex workers and drug users are forced to choose between protecting their health and staying safe from police harassment or arrest.

Leader of the Russian Sex workers' Movement "Silver Rose" elected as Chair of HIV/AIDS Coordinating Committee in Russia

Leader of the Russian Sex workers' Movement "Silver Rose" has been elected the Chair of the Coordinating Committee on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in Russian Federation

New police policy on indoor sex workers revealed: home visits condemned as "raids in disguise"

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2014

This resource is a press release from NSWP member SCOT-PEP.

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Over 1000 Bangladeshi sex workers evicted from their homes and workspaces with 24 hours notice

By Monday 14 July,2014, almost 1000 Bangladeshi sex workers from the Tangail Kandapara brothel district were evicted from their homes and work spaces as the demolition of the brothel complex, which spanned over 3 acres of land, was undertaken at the behest of an “anti-social activities committee” who threatened to set the complex on fire.

Victory for French Sex Workers at the Senate’s Select Committee

For the past three years sex workers in France and their union, STRASS, have been fighting against the attempt to introduce laws criminalising their clients.  The issue was first discussed by the French National Assembly in December 2011 when a non-binding resolution was adopted by the Assembly supporting the introduction of the ‘Swedish model’ in France.  This was later followed by the introduction of a formal Bill by the ruling French Socialist Party.  The campaign to pass the Bill was led by the Minister for Wom

Call for Papers: 'Troubling Prostitution: exploring intersections of sex, intimacy and labour' Conference

This conference takes as its starting point the need to explore how sex which involves forms of commercial exchange can be understood within broader cultural and social contexts. More specifically, it invites an examination of prostitution, its shifting meanings and governance, by focussing on the contested intersection of activities designated sex, the intimate sphere, and activities designated labour.

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