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Attention: Mr. Ian Iverson Dear Sir, We hope that this New Year finds you well. During the course of 2014, we have made two requests to engage with you to discuss the important issue of sex workers in the Kenilworth area. You refused to engage with us on both occasions. Copies of this correspondence between yourself and Ms Ishtar Lakhani…
Thursday, 08 January 2015
The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke National Sex Workers Movement are disturbed by the increase in violence towards female sex workers in South Africa. The recent incident involving a Kenilworth resident Tim Osrin, who allegedly assaulted a 44 year old domestic worker who he thought, was a sex worker provides proof of the need for the…
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Th ... By Sebastian Kohn - Open Society Foundation The criminalization of sex work has dire consequences for the safety and health of sex workers. Police threaten sex workers with arbitrary arrest, demand bribes, and abuse and sexually violate them. As a criminalized group, sex workers have felt powerless to confront abuse by both clients and police, and in turn, unable to…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Female sex workers die while the Co ... Female sex workers die while the Commission for Gender Equality remains silent: Demonstration at CGE today from 11amIn response to inaction by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), sex workers and gender and human rights activists will stage a peaceful demonstration at the offices of CGE (132 Adderly Street, 5th Floor, Absa building, Cape Town) from 11h00-12h00 today (September 5,…
Friday, 05 September 2014
Cape sex workers mourn lost colleag ... CAPE TOWN - Sex workers in Cape Town have paid tribute to some of their colleagues who’ve been murdered over the past year. As part of Women’s Month, they gathered to light candles at a scene where a sex worker, known only as Klentjie, was found dead. Nineteen-year-old Klentjie was stabbed three times and left for dead at this spot.…
Monday, 01 September 2014
Civil society organisations applaud ... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 20 August 2014 Statement issued by SWEAT, Sisonke, Sonke Gender Justice and Women’s Legal Centre Civil society organisations call on Ministers and MEC’s in the new cabinet to follow the footsteps of Eastern Cape MEC of Social Development, Nancy Sihlwayi, for her stance on supporting the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa. Sex Worker Education and…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
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