News Archive: September 2011

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Rose Alliance spokesperson, Pye Jakobsen, is quoted in an article on http://www.yle.fi. The story covers discussions from a meeting of sex worker rights activists who were concerned about the use of laws that criminalise sex workers, the impact of these laws on the way that society views sex work and sex workers and the regional implications of law reform. “In my opinion other Nordic countries should give up the stupid belief that we in Sweden have all the answers, because we don’t,” declared Jakobsen.

Posted 27 September 2011 by NSWP

South Korean sex workers demonstrated to call for the abolition of laws that toughened the punishment for prostitution. About 1,600 people took to the streets last week and chanted slogans calling for the laws to be scrapped at a rally in Seoul. Earlier this year, police launched intensified crackdowns on several brothels in Seoul and other cities, sparking protests. 

Posted 27 September 2011 by NSWP

APNSW conducted a training workshop for delegates from East Timor, Laos PDR, Nepal and Pakistan who have recently joined the network. They were supported by the American Jewish World Service (AJWS). Read more...

Posted 12 September 2011 by NSWP

Photos from the ICAAP demonstrations show courageous Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and others attempting to stop a police car taking away a lawyer who had been arrested. 

Posted 7 September 2011 by NSWP

Behind the Mask Correspondent Melissa Wainaina spoke to Kenyan male sex worker John Mathenge about his work raising awareness amongst fellow sex workers and those living positively with HIV or Aids.

Posted 7 September 2011 by NSWP