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Calls for New Zealand to repeal its ban on migrant sex workers

New Zealand must repeal its ban on migrant sex workers to ensure the benefits of its decriminalisation model are extended to all sex workers, says NSWP member organisation the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective

Canada's Liberal Party votes to support the decriminalisation of sex work

Last weekend in Halifax at their biannual national convention, the Liberal Party voted yes to a resolution for consensual sex work decriminalisation. The resolution was presented by the party’s youth caucus, the Young Liberals of Canada, and is part of several resolutions that push for a more progressive Liberal Party. The Liberal Party are currently the largest party in Canadian government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Trudeau.

Sex worker groups push for decriminalisation in South Africa

Criminalisation of sex work is an expression of stigma against sex workers and is opposed by sex workers and sex workers’ rights organisations around the world. In South Africa, the Sisonke Sex Workers’ Movement and Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) have continued to advocate for the full decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa, by raising public awareness of the human rights violations suffered by sex workers under the current outdated legal framework.

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.

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Recommends Russia Decriminalise Sex Work

In their concluding observations to Russia’s sixth periodic review produced on 6 October 2017, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) recommended that Russia decriminalise sex work. This recommendation was the result of advocacy by NSWP member Silver Rose, a sex worker organisation in St. Petersburg.

Ugandan Sex Workers Arrested at Crisis Meeting Over Murders of Sex Workers

Forty-four Ugandan sex workers were arrested on 14 July, 2017 in Abayita, at a crisis meeting organised in response to a series of brutal murders in the Abayita, Katabi, Nkumba and Nansana areas of Uganda. A report by the Uganda Minister of Internal Affairs indicates that at least 21 women were found brutally murdered between 3 May and 4 September of this year.  Many of these women were raped before being killed and had sticks inserted into their genitals. The victims were usually dumped in deserted locations close to their places of residence. Inspector General of the Uganda Police Force Kale Kayihura has reported that the majority of the victims were sex workers.

Trabajo Sexual y la Ley: Marcos Legales y Comprensión de la lucha por reformas Ley de Trabajo Sexual

Este informe describe los diferentes marcos legislativos utilizados para penalizar y oprimir el trabajo sexual y los trabajadores sexuales, incluidos los marcos regulatorios opresivos. También proporciona información sobre la lengua y principios compartidos que los miembros de NSWP utilizan cuando abogar por reformas de la legislación que respeten y protejan el sexo de los trabajadores de derechos humanos y laborales.

Секс Работа и Закон: Понимание правовых рамок и борьба за реформы секс работа Закон

В этом информационном документе описываются различные законодательные рамки, используемые для криминализации и угнетать секса и секс-работников, в том числе репрессивных нормативно-правовой базы. Она также обеспечивает понимание языка и общие принципы, которые члены использовать NSWP Когда Отстаивая реформы Этот закон уважения и защиты человека и трудовых прав работников секс-бизнеса.

Travail du sexe et de la loi: Cadres juridiques Comprendre et la lutte pour les réformes travail du sexe droit

Ce document d'information décrit les différents cadres législatifs utilisés pour ériger en infraction pénale et opprimer le travail du sexe et les travailleurs du sexe, y compris les cadres réglementaires oppressives. Il fournit également un aperçu de la langue et des principes communs que les membres utilisent NSWP Lorsque Préconiser des réformes qui le respect de la loi et protéger les droits de l'homme et du travail des travailleuses du sexe.

性工作和法律:了解法律框架和對性工作的法律改革的鬥爭

該簡報描述了用於刑事犯罪和壓迫性工作和性工作者,包括壓迫性監管框架的不同的立法框架。它還提供了洞察語言和成員使用NSWP在倡導改革,法律尊重和保護性工作者的人權和勞動權共享的原則。