News Archive: March 2011

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It was a noble sentiment when India’s highest court proclaimed that sex workers had a right to life and dignity, just like anybody else under the country’s constitution.

Posted 31 March 2011 by NSWP
Sex workers in Uganda, including NSWP member WONETHA, have criticised comments made by Henry Luke Orombi, Anglican archbishop of Uganda.  The Archbishop suggested police should arrest sex workers as well as the men who pay for sex.  For the full story as reported in Afrik-News see here. 
Posted 31 March 2011 by NSWP

London Sex Worker Open University 2011

Call for submissions!

Our colleagues at the Sex Worker Open University announce the next event which will happen 12th - 16th of October 2011 in London, UK. For full infomation and details of the event please see our Events page here.

Posted 29 March 2011 by NSWP

A one day event entitled “LABOUR OF LOVE” was held on 17th December 2010, hosted by Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA) in partnership with Uganda Harmonized Rights Alliance (UHRA).  Read the full report of the event here.

Posted 28 March 2011 by NSWP

International Sex Worker Rights Day – 3rd March 2011

 

On 3rd March 2001 in India many thousands of sex workers took to the streets to protest against the violence and discrimination they experienced – this led to the creation of International Sex Worker Rights Day.

This day in March also marks the day, in 2009, when sex workers came together from southern, western and eastern Africa to form the African Sex Worker Alliance, which now has members in many African countries. 

Posted 23 March 2011 by Neil McCulloch