sex work

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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2012年度报告NSWP

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Année: 
2013
2012年这NSWP年报将是从事性工作的组织寻求在其基础上自己的年度报告中的模型是有用的。这也将是有益的性工作者在全球,特别是性工作者谁是NSWP成员组织,谁愿意留知情,以NSWP的活动,去年的一部分。 
 
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NSWP Memoria anual de 2012

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Année: 
2013
Este Informe Anual NSWP para 2012 será de utilidad para las organizaciones de trabajo sexual en busca de modelos en los que basar sus informes anuales. También será útil para los profesionales del sexo a nivel mundial, y en particular a las trabajadoras sexuales que son parte de las organizaciones miembros de NSWP, que desean mantenerse informados sobre las actividades de NSWP año pasado. 
 
Este recurso está en español. Puede descargar este documento de 15 páginas en PDF arriba.

NSWP Rapport annuel 2012

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Année: 
2013
Ce rapport annuel NSWP pour 2012 sera utile pour les organisations de travail du sexe à la recherche de modèles sur lesquelles fonder leurs propres rapports annuels. Il sera également utile pour les travailleuses du sexe à l'échelle mondiale, et en particulier les travailleurs du sexe qui font partie des organisations membres de NSWP, qui souhaitent rester informés quant aux activités de NSWP l'année dernière. 
 
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НСВП Годовой доклад за 2012 год

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Année: 
2013
Настоящий Годовой отчет NSWP на 2012 год будет полезна для секс-бизнеса организаций, ищущих моделей в качестве основы для своих собственных годовых отчетов. Он также будет полезен для работников секс-бизнеса в глобальном масштабе, и особенно работников секс, которые являются частью членов организаций NSWP в, которые хотят, чтобы узнавать, как к деятельности NSWP в прошлом году. 
 
Этот ресурс на русском языке. Вы можете скачать этот 16-страничный PDF документ выше.

Swedish Appeals Court Approves Discrimination Against ‘Asian-Looking Women’ on the Grounds of ‘Preventing Prostitution’

A pub called Harry’s Bar in Vaxjo in south central Sweden had a policy where they refused entry to “Asian-looking women”.  This policy was put in place on the grounds that the pub were trying to prevent prostitution from taking place on their premises as the pub owner had been informed by the police that prostitution was taking place in the area and that Asian women were involved.

Civil Society are concerned about the nature of sensationalist and offensive Daily Voice article in SA

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy taskforce (SWEAT), Sisonke Sex Workers Movement and TB/HIV Care Association are concerned by the tone and ramifications of the Daily Voice article published on 17 June 2014 titled: “Land of hookers and Aids – Blikkiesdorp’s prossies reveal shocking lives.

The article stated that “Blikkiesdorp, created by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, is nothing more than a gang-infested slum of nearly 15000 people rife with crime and prostitution.”