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AMETS: A New Sex Workers’ Organisation in Mexico

A new sex worker-led organisation is taking its first steps in Mexico. In only four months they have held several important activities, including joining RedTraSex as members.

Colombia Bill proposes criminalising the clients of sex workers

Three months ago, attorney and Columbian legislator Clara Leticia Rojas González (known as Clara Rojas), began campaigning for new legislation which would fine people who pay for sex with up to $23,000,000 Colombian pesos (around $7,500 US dollars). This proposal has been strongly condemned by Colombian sex workers, activists and academics.

Successful 15th Session of Sex Workers Academy Africa

The Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) has held its fifteenth session, with eighteen activists from different countries graduating at a ceremony held in Nairobi in October 2017.

Nicaragua Labour Ministry Formally Recognises Sex Worker Union

In June 2017, Nicaragua became the third country in Central America to have a sex workers’ union recognised by the Ministry of Labour, after Colombia and Guatemala. In Nicaragua, the sex workers’ union is attached to the Confederation of Self-Employed Workers.

Zimbabwe's Court Denies the Right of Sex Workers to Associate

The Sexual Rights Centre (SRC), an organisation that provides health services to sex workers in Zimbabwe filed an application at the Bulawayo High Court. They were seeking an order to compel Home Affairs minister Igantius Chombo to stop interfering with the sex workers' awareness march. The march was meant to raise awareness around increasing violence against sex workers in Zimbabwe. The application was dismissed by the courts on 6 July 2017. The march was meant to occur in December 2015, but still remains banned.

NSWP戰略計劃,2013至2015年

這資源是NSWP的戰略計劃,2013年至2015年,並且將這樣的性工作者尋找上一個模型組織基地他們自己的組織戰略文件非常有用。該stragetic計劃還將更新成員組織和性工作者關於NSWP的規劃重點,為未來18個月。

NSWP Plan stratégique: 2013 - 2015

Cette ressource est le plan stratégique de la NSWP 2013-2015, et comme cela sera utile à ce travailleur du sexe à la recherche d'un modèle des organisations sur lesquelles fonder leur propre document stratégique de l'organisation. Le plan stragetic mettra à jour également Organisations membres et les travailleurs du sexe A propos de l'accent prévu de NSWP pour les dix-huit prochains mois.

New Database Tracks Human Rights Violations in the Caribbean

NSWP Member Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), a working group of organisations and leaders advocating for populations affected by HIV, launched an online database this month. The Shared Information Database

Argentinian Sex Workers Talk About Sex Work in Mexico

Many Latin American sex workers groups came to Cancún, Mexico to join the Organization of American States (OAS) 47th General Assembly from 19 - 21 of June. The Theme of the General Assembly was “Strengthening Dialogue and Concertation for Prosperity.” At the event there were speeches and several panels demanding the acceptance of sex work as work, removal of the laws that criminalise sex work and endangering the life, health, and safety of sex workers, and insistance on the importance of taking measures to ensure that the human rights, safety and dignity of sex workers are respected, protected, and guaranteed.

Melbourne University Building to be Renamed after Student Campaigning

The building at the entrance to Melbourne University, Australia, will no longer bear the name of its condemned former head of anatomy, and Dean of Medicine, Richard Berry. Berry actively lobbied for the "sterilisation, segregation and the lethal chamber" of sex workers, Indigenous peoples, and other marginalised people who he claimed to be of "rotten heredity." The renaming of the building is the result of long-standing campaign by a group of staff and students.