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Sex workers and women's rights groups protest after kidnapping and murder of women in Uganda

Women’s and sex workers’ rights activists are protesting in Uganda following increasing numbers of violent attacks on women, including women sex workers. Groups report that kidnapping of women for ransom and murder have become increasingly common crimes in Uganda, and that there has not been sufficient investigation or justice for victims and their families.

Sex workers face multiple violations in the midst of the wave of violence in El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, but also the most densely populated. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, and is also considered an epicentre of a gang crisis, along with Guatemala and Honduras, which it borders. Every day between 200 and 300 people are forced to migrate from El Salvador. Some do it to improve their economic situation, but many others are forced to leave under threat of death.

Sex workers protest acquittal of three men accused of raping a sex worker

Sex workers in Spain have protested the acquittal of three men accused of raping a sex worker. 24 hours after being arrested, the three men accused of rape had been released under the restraining order. The men denied the rape “because the woman is a prostitute”. 

Artemis' Umbrella: a new security app for sex workers

A new security application, Artemis' Umbrella, has been developed for sex workers in Finland, and can be used anywhere in the world. The app alerts a trusted contact when sex workers are in trouble, and uses location services to track the smart phone.



Краткое пособие для секс-работников по адвокационным инструментам и ресурсам, используемым самоорганизациями секс-работников для борьбы с насилием

В кратком пособии для секс-работников рассматриваются адвокационные инструменты и вмешательства, которые самоорганизации секс-работников мира используют в борьбе с насилием над секс-работниками. В своей работе мы опирались на инструкции, содержащиеся в главе 2 (Борьба с насилием в отношении секс-работников) "Инструмента реализации программ для секс-работников" (СВИТ). Краткое пособие будет полезно при разработке программ, инструментов и вмешательств по борьбе с насилием. 

New legislation poses threat to sex workers in the U.S.

On 27th February, the House of Representatives passed a new Bill affecting sex workers in the United States: H.R. 1865 [Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017], known as 'FOSTA'. This bill makes it a federal crime for online platform providers to 'facilitate sex trafficking', also criminalising the users of these sites.

Guide futé des travailleurSEs du sexe : les outils de plaidoyer et les ressources utilisées par les organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe pour combattre la violence

Ce « Guide futé des travailleurSEs du sexe » donne un aperçu des outils de plaidoyer et des ressources auxquels ont recours les organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe pour combattre la violence dont sont victimes les travailleurSEs du sexe. Il s’inspire des recommandations du chapitre 2, « Riposte à la violence à l’encontre des travailleurSEs du sexe », de l’Outil de mise en œuvre pour les travailleurSEs du sexe (SWIT). Cette ressource pourra être utile à l’élaboration de programmes, d’outils et d’interventions de riposte à la violence.