A new report launched recently by the Open society Foundation (OSF) examines how legal empowerment projects for various marginalised groups (including sex workers) have changed access to health services.
News Archive: November 2013
A new report that looks at the intersectionality of sex work and drug use was launched at the 11th National Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP11).
Germany has formed its first professional association of sex workers to lobby and fight for the rights of sex workers as well as improve their lives and working conditions.
In an interview with Spiegel Online, Johanna Weberb, the founder of the association, said that the association caters to different sex workers working in different fields.
Following reports that the Botswana Government is planning to target, arrest and possibly deport sex workers in the country, several human rights organisations have come out to strongly condemn this move.
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, in a statement, strongly denounced this campaign and called for an end of the campaign.
On 4 November, the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights (Reference Group) launched its new website, containing all the Reference Group’s statements, papers, and recommendations since its first meeting in 2002. The Reference Group is an independent, advisory group that advises the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on all matters relating to human rights, law and HIV.
A new publication launched by several global HIV networks highlights the realities of accessing HIV drugs and other essential medicines for key populations globally.
Media reports from several African countries indicate that sex workers are being unfairly targeted by authorities causing concern to sex workers rights activists across the region.
Reports from Ghana and Botswana show that police have been arresting sex workers and in some instances deporting some of them.