Regional updates: North America and the Caribbean

Recently, VICE News posted a short documentary called “Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens.” The film introduces viewers to the lives of LGBT youth who, having been forced from their homes or rejected by their families, live in an underground Kingston Town storm shelter, known locally as a “gully.”

25th August 2014 by NSWP

GAATW and the Freedom Network call on the US House of Representatives to drop H.R.4703

19th August 2014 by NSWP

Last month a new chapter of the USA-wide network of Sex Workers Outreach Projects launched in Sacramento, California.

13th August 2014 by NSWP

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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.

13th August 2014 by NSWP

On July 27th, in Georgetown, Guyanese sex workers clashed with police as they gathered for a wake for two transgender sex workers who had been murdered the week before.

12th August 2014 by NSWP

Guyana-based NSWP member organisation, SASOD (The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination) was honoured with the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for Advocacy and Human Rights earlier this week, during a special session at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

24th July 2014 by NSWP

NSWP member Desiree Alliance have boycotted the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne Australia. 

21st July 2014 by NSWP

The inaugural RobertCarr Research Award has been given to a four-country research project that aims to increase security and safety for sex workers.

16th July 2014 by NSWP

As the December deadline to create a new prostitution law in Canada approaches, parliament is reconvening during its summer recess for a packed schedule of hearings by the House of Commons justice committee.

8th July 2014 by NSWP

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.

2nd July 2014 by NSWP