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Sex workers organise international day of action in memory of Vanessa Campos

Sex worker groups have organised an international day of action on 21st September to honour the memory of Vanessa Campos, a sex worker who was killed in Paris in August.

Sexual Assault Charges Dropped in the Kemalita Ördek Case

Three men who attacked Kemal Ördek (LGBTI activist and Chair of Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association) were sentenced to 7 years and 6 months imprisonment for attempted robbery.

Transgender Sex Workers meet in Kiev, Ukraine from 11-15 of February

From the 11 - 15 February 2017, NSWP member HPLGBT organised and conducted mobilisation activities for transgender sex workers and their allies in Kiev, Ukraine.

Transgender Sex Worker in Turkey Sets Precedent in Courts

Kemalita Ördek, the executive director of the Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association, a transgender sex worker and human rights activist, was violently attacked by 3 criminals in her house in Ankara in July 2015. All 3 attackers were found guilty and sentenced.

State Commission for Human Rights in Chihuahua, Mexico Makes Recommendation on Trans Sex Workers' Rights

On 10 November, Mireya Rodríguez Lemus, President of the Asociación Civil, Unión y Fuerza de Mujeres Transexuales Chihuahuenses, announced the first recommendation made by the State Commission on Human Rights on the rights of transgender sex workers in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. 

11th Harm Reduction Conference in the United States

The 11th Harm Reduction Conference took place in San Diego, California from 3-6 November. It included workshops, talks, and panels with American sex work organisations such as HIPS, SWOP-USA and independent sex work activists like Emi Koyama, who works out of Portland and Seattle. Koyama is active in American sex work advocacy. She presents workshops and speaking on panels at conferences such as the Desiree Alliance and The Seattle Annual Sex Work Symposium hosted by SWOP Seattle.

Transgender Sex Worker Murdered in Nantes, France

Niurkeli, a 33-year-old transgender sex worker, was murdered by a client in Nantes, France. Niurkeli was migrant sex worker of Ecuadorian origin. She was living in Paris with her family. Since 2014 her work conditions have deteriorated. “She was known in the sex worker community and often went to demos for sex workers' rights and against criminalisation,” said Thierry Schaffauser from STRASS.

跨性別性工作者被捕個案實錄

午夜藍發表被捕跨性別性工作者哪些文件被拘留所面臨的跨性別性工作者的侵犯人權的他們的報告案例。截至2016年6月,午夜藍已經monitoried誰是在香港拘捕40跨性別性工作者的案件。許多跨性別性工作者在香港是農民的性工作者,經過他們的拘留完全是他們經常被驅逐出境。午夜藍要求嚴格的刑事司法體系審查對跨性別性工作者的侵犯人權的行為在香港拘留。

Cases of Arrested Transgender Sex Workers

Midnight Blue has published their report Cases of Arrested Transgender Sex Workers which documents the human rights abuses faced by transgender sex workers in detention. Up until June 2016, Midnight Blue has monitoried the cases of 40 transgender sex workers who were arrested in Hong Kong. Many transgender sex workers in Hong Kong are migrant sex workers, and after their detention is complete they are often deported. Midnight Blue is demanding the criminal justice system review the human rights abuses against transgender sex workers in detention in Hong Kong.

Violence Faced by Khwaja Sara Sex Workers in Pakistan

Khwaja sara (also known as Hijra, third gender or transgender) sex workers in Pakistan experience stigma, discrimination and criminalisation, as well as lack of rights and access to healthcare. 

Gulmakai, a khwaja sara sex worker, says hostility towards khwaja saras is "embedded at every level, from every day affairs to the government". Sex work is an occupation in which khwaja saras are able to make a living, unlike many other industries which continue to heavily discriminate and exclude member of her community.