On 28 May, 2015, the Nepalese Army imposed a strict 8pm curfew on entering and exiting the central Kathmandu, Tundikhel field where over a 1000 people are currently residing in tents following the 25 April 8.1 magnitude earthquake, which killed over 8000 people and left hundreds of thousands of people displaced.
Regional updates: Asia and the Pacific
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Regional Board Members
Manjula Ramaiah (ASHODAYA SAMITHI), India
Sherry Sherqueshaa (Project X), Singapore
The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) is a sex worker-led network whose members include national sex worker-led networks, sex worker-led organisations and community-based sex work projects representing female, male and transgender sex workers. APNSW was founded in 1994 at the International AIDS Conference in Japan and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
News articles from Asia and the Pacific region are listed below.
On 25 April, 2015, Nepal was subject to an earthquake reported to be 8.1 magnitude.
On May 1st, Thai sex worker Thanta Laovilawanyakul enters the Danish stage in Copenhagen to add a new perspective to the question; why do Westerns travel around the globe to get something as banal as sex.
One by one, people from the audience will be lead onto the stage to play different experiences with sex worker Thanta Laovilawanyakul at Betty Nansens Theatre in Copenhagen in May.
The controversial play ‘Love-Theatre’ has been developed by two Danish instructors: Tue Biering and Jeppe Kristensen.
March 3, YANGON: Sex workers experience extreme violence at work, in health care and custodial settings, in their neighbourhoods and homes, according to a study conducted in four Asian countries.
Migrant sex workers from Nepal are currently facing increased scrutiny from Indian immigration authorities and police as they travel through Indian airports to work in the United Arab Emirates.
Sex workers mark International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, 17 December, 2014, Suva, Fiji. Image attributed to Sesenieli Naitala.
Sex workers in Papua New Guinea’s capital city, Port Moresby, have a strong ally in Powes Parkop, the province’s Governor, who has vowed to actively support the decriminalisation of sex work.
Community representatives from JMMS, NUNN and Blue Diamond Society upon completing ITPC Treatment Literacy Training, Kathmandu, Nepal, January, 2015. Photo attributed to NUNN Nepal.