News Archive: May 2011

Article by Elena Jeffreys of Scarlet Alliance in the Canberra Times.

27 May 2011

A sex worker representing DMSC was the first sex worker to be invited to attend such an event.  Read the full article in the Times of India here

27 May 2011

Article on the Sojourner Project website here highlighting the work of SWEAT, WONETHA and ASWA.

27 May 2011

A group of Cape Town based sex workers discuss the upcoming elections, politicians, and the government. 

The listen to the audio recording visit the ASWA website. 

27 May 2011

London’s first ever Sex Worker Film Festival will take place Saturday 12 June 2011 at the Rio Cinema from 1:15-5:30pm in East London, featuring short films and documentaries by and about sex workers and their fight for their human and labour rights. 

27 May 2011

PLRI highlights this article evidencing the success of the community-led intervention called the Sonagachi HIV/AIDS Intervention Programme (SHIP) in India, in achieving high rates of empowerment, HIV-related knowledge, and condom use among sex workers.  Read the PLRI article here.

27 May 2011

The Global Commission on HIV and the Law has announced details of their regional dialogue in Africa.

Call for Submissions for the Africa Regional Dialogue, which will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 3-4 August 2011. The deadline for receiving submissions is 10 June 2011.  

For full details on how to submit please see the Global Commission on HIV and the Law website.

3 May 2011

SWEAT and the Women's Legal Centre are supporting 3 sex workers in their lawsuit against the Minister of Police.  This comes after repeated arrests, without charge, and violations of their rights.

Read the full story in the news coverage in the South African Times

1 May 2011

DMSC has been helping sex workers negotiate the voting process in the election in Kolkata.  Read news coverage in The Times of India.

1 May 2011