An Irish campaign group is calling for changes to police policy following the results of a new study, which shows that more than 150 sex workers have been prosecuted under brothel keeping laws over the last ten years. The same study showed that almost all of those convicted under brothel keeping laws are migrant women, and that in 90% of the cases, those involved were ‘named and shamed’ in the media.
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Le mois dernier, s’est tenu à Mexico un congrès scientifique sur le VIH organisé par la Société internationale sur le sida. Suite à cet évènement, les réseaux internationaux dirigés par les populations clés ont joint leurs forces aux organisations de défense des droits des personnes du Mexique et d’Amérique latine pour continuer à se préparer pour la conférence HIV2020.
После закрытия конференции Международного общества по СПИДу по научным исследования в сфере ВИЧ-2019, международные сети ключевых групп населения собрались вместе с активистами из Мексики и Латинской Америки, чтобы продолжить планирование мероприятий к предстоящей конференции по СПИДу-2020.
Después del cierre de la Conferencia IAS 2019 sobre Ciencia del VIH en la Ciudad de México en el mes pasado, redes mundiales lideradas por la comunidad y poblaciones claves unieron fuerzas con activistas mexicanos y latinoamericanos para continuar la planificación de la Conferencia VIH2020.
After the close of the 2019 IAS Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City last month, global community-led networks joined forces with Mexican and Latin American advocates to continue planning for the upcoming HIV2020 Conference.
STOPAIDS, a network of civil society organisations campaigning for UK leadership in the global response to HIV and AIDS, has published a new position paper supporting the decriminalisation of sex work. The policy is the result of work with its 70-strong membership over a two year period, and aims to build support among STOPAIDS members for a sex work legal framework that protects the human righ
A new sex workers' union has been formed in Ecuador, set up to visibilise cisgender men and trans people who sell sex, and to demand sex workers' rights in the city of Quito. Sindicato de Trabajadorxs Sexuales de Quito [Quito Sex Workers' Union] is made up of cisgender women sex workers, some 300-40
NSWP is launching a fourth International sex worker rights day, Sex Workers’ Pride, taking place on 14th September each year. This day will celebrate sex workers’ self-determination and enhanced visibility and show the achievements of sex worker-led organisations.
Sex worker groups around the world held events and actions to mark 2nd June, International Sex Workers’ Day.
Politicians in Mexico City have voted to amend a Bill to decriminalise sex workers and their clients in the city. On 31st May, members of Congress voted to amend the wording of the Bill to remove a line allowing for prosecutions of sex workers and clients if neighbours make a complaint.
The platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights* has released a statement calling on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to strongly address violence against women, including harassment as a form of gender-based violence, in a new human rights mechanism to be
Grace Kamau, the Regional Coordinator of the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), attended the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva this week, contributing to a side event panel discussion on community-led healthcare responses.
MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights, The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) are proud to announce the formation of The Red Beacon Group - a new initiative for providing technical assistance for key populations aimed to reduce barriers to s
Sex workers in Belgium have launched a new campaign calling for the decriminalisation of sex work, and social and legal protection for sex workers. UTSOPI is calling on the Belgian government to create statutes to protect sex workers as self-employed workers, and repeal laws on soliciting advertising and third parties.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), a union representing nurses in the UK, has voted by "an overwhelming majority" to support lobbying for the decriminalisation of sex work at its annual conference this year.