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Why sex work should be decriminalised in South Africa

Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) have released a new report recommending the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa, in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of women, and respond to the HIV pandemic.

STOPAIDS position paper: Supporting the full decriminalisation of sex work

STOPAIDS has published a new position paper supporting the decriminalisation of sex work, designed to support STOPAIDS members to advocate for decriminalisation within their own advocacy and programmes, and support the global sex worker rights movement.

STOPAIDS publishes position paper supporting decriminalisation of sex work

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

Sex workers in Belgium launch a new decriminalisation campaign

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.

South African Government moving forward with decriminalisation policy

The South African Government is considering a policy on decriminalisation of sex work, according to President Ramaphosa. The President told a number of organisations at an event last week that the government would: "finalize the outstanding legislation such as the prevention and combating [of] hate crime, the hate crime bill and victim support services. We will work with all stakeholders to develop policy around the decriminalization of sex work."

ILGA announces support for decriminalisation of sex work

Members of the ILGA voted to support for the decriminalisation of sex work at their global conference last week. ILGA (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) is a world federation of national and local organisations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people globally.