North America and the Caribbean

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.

A Call to Action and a Community Healing Event - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers


This event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at Streetwise and Safe, on the 4th floor of the 
Miss Major-Jay Toole Building for Social Justice
147 West 24th St. 
New York, NY 10011

near the C/E/N/R/1/F and PATH trains

RSVP and event details on Facebook

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Ontario’s Premier Expresses Concern Over C-36

Canada’s harmful new anti-sex work policy, Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, became law on December 6th, ironically Canada’s national day of remembrance and action on violence against women.Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's premier, issued a statement a day after it took effect, saying she has a "grave concern" about the new laws.

Project ROSE Ends - Monica Jones Detained in Australia

In May 2013 Monica Jones, a student, trans- and sex-worker-activist and member of SWOP Phoenix, was arrested by Phoenix police on charges of “manifesting prostitution” as part of a programme called Project ROSE. Jones had spoken out against Project ROSE just days before her arrest.

New York Dancers Win $10.8 Million Lawsuit

In the United States, the practice of paying for the right to work a shift at a strip club is widespread. Dancers at most of what are considered “upscale” clubs run the risk every night of leaving empty handed, or even in debt, after handing over “stage fees” of $50-100, and in some cases even more, at the beginning of each shift.

Canada: Anti Sex Worker Bill Passes Senate

The Protection of Communities and Exploited persons act, Bill C-36, a harmful new piece of legislation introduced by the Conservative Canadian government in response to last year’s Bedford decision, looks set to become law.

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.

Naomi Sayers

 

Naomi Sayers and Fierce Indigenous Feminism

Год: 
2014