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Could legalising sex work stop HIV  ... By: Emma Thelwell, News24 Cape Town - A study presented at the International Aids Conference in Australia claims that scrapping laws that ban sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections within next decade. But given the study is based mainly on research in Asia, would it work in South Africa? News24 investigates. Why focus on sex…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Sensationalism Drives Stigma Agains ... Civil Society are concerns about the nature of sensationalism by the Daily Voice article - “Land of hookers and Aids – Blikkiesdorp’s prossies reveal shocking lives” Sex Workers Education and Advocacy taskforce (SWEAT), Sisonke Sex Workers Movement and TB/HIV Care Association are concerned by the tone and ramifications of the Daily Voice article published on 17 June 2014 titled: “Land…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
SWEAT (Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce) is a dynamic and growing NGO which addresses the health and human rights of sex workers. We are looking for an energetic, level-headed, trained Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to coordinate the monitoring and evaluation activities of the organisation. This position is based in SWEAT's Head Office in Observatory, Cape Town. Monitoring & Evaluation…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Sex work is work: exploding the “ ... BY MARGARET CORVID/ New Statesman With the freedom to work, organise and fight, sex workers will end coercion in the trade. I am lucky to have taken up my work as a dominatrix amid a revolution in our thinking about sex work. Writers like Laura Agustín and Melissa Gira Grant have taken apart our sexualised, othered image, and sex workers…
Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Former sex workers make their cases ... By Laura Payton/ CBS Justice Minister expects legal challenge to proposed law Current and former sex workers led the debate on proposed changes to Canada's prostitution laws Monday, making their cases for and against the legislation. Justice Minister Peter MacKay kicked off a week of justice committee meetings by warning MPs that prostitution will be decriminalized if his proposed legislation…
Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Amnesty under fire for stance on se ... By Anna Krohn In recent months, the peak human rights’ organisation Amnesty International (AI) has faced strong protest within some of its branches, from some supporters, anti-violence activists and the human rights’ philanthropist who is a former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. All argue that both the process and content of a “consultation” document circulated within Amnesty, which…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014
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