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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
Job: Finance Officer (full time) SWEAT is a dynamic NGO which addresses the health and human rights of sex workers. We are looking for a skilled and energetic person, with a keen attention to detail to work primarily in the Red Umbrella Programme in our Cape Town Head Office. The incumbent will be responsible for: Daily financial data capturing Filling…
Monday, 30 June 2014
Zuma failed to address sex worker i ... By SAPA, The omission was despite Zuma acknowledging that crimes against women, children and marginalised groups remained high, Sweat director Sally-Jean Shackleton said in a letter addressed to Zuma and Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu. This was even though such crimes had decreased in the last five years, according to police statistics."The commitment to improving workers' rights…
Thursday, 19 June 2014
By Oliver Sachgau, The Winnipeg Working Group is speaking out against a federal bill they say would endanger sex workers and push sex work further underground. The WWG, made up of sex workers, activists and their allies, is critical of bill C-36, which was tabled by the Harper government last Wednesday in response to a Supreme Court of Canada ruling…
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
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