Sex work

Legalise sex work – The Monitor

The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/ AIDS (BONELA) has called for the decriminalisation of sex work because its practice underground exacerbates the spread of HIV and AIDS. Worse still, lack of specific legislation that prohibits sex work hampers access to prevention and treatment and it exposes sex workers to countless forms of abuse and harassment.

Sheila; ancienne travailleuse sexuelle: “On m’a traitée comme un animal”

Pendant de longues années de ma vie, je n’ai fait que deux choses: me droguer et me prostituer. J’étais une toxicomane et j’étais une personne malade dans le sens où l’héroÁ¯ne était mon pain quotidien sans lequel je ne pouvais vivre. La prostitution était la façon la plus simple de gagner des sous pour pouvoir acheter ma dose quotidienne. Le fameux Jardin de la Compagnie Á  Port-Louis est le lieu idéal pour gagner quelques billets car il y a des clients qui ne sont pas forcement riches, qui sont de gens simples mais désireux d’assouvir leurs pulsions sexuelles dans un petit buisson ou dans une maison abandonnée de la ville.

Les travailleuses sexuelles malgaches: des esclaves affranchies!

Le travail sexuel est présent dans tous les pays du monde. Et la majorité des travailleuses du sexe sont des femmes. Il est plus visible dans les pays les plus pauvres de la planète. Madagascar n’échappe donc pas Á  cette règle. Elles sont des milliers Á  se prostituer dans les grandes villes de la Grande Ile.

Sex Workers Rights=Human Rights

Pour la premiere fois a Maurice,une marche a ete organisee par le centre de rehabilitation Chrysalide afin de concientiser le public et les autorites des droits humains des travailleurs de sexes.

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Life after human trafficking

At Pretoria-based Tshwane Home of Hope, the jubilant young faces of the girls who live there hide the truth of the horrors they have encountered. On the premises is a trauma centre À“ aptly dubbed by one of the residents as “the hope sanctuaryÀ À“ here the girls meet with a resident social worker and psychologist to share their stories, stories that will never leave the four walls of the room.

Getting back on my own two feet

Soon there was no money at all and my companion got arrested. One friend of his who had been released from prison used to visit me and one day suggested I sell myself to earn a living. I was not willing but I thought of my son and accepted; life went on like this for a year, and to face what I had to endure I also continued to use drugs.

The deadly link between police, sex work and HIV

In a country known for its skyrocketing HIV and AIDS rates, conservatism, Christianity and traditional mores, it may come as a surprise that the abuse and rape of sex workers in Swaziland at the hands of police is a growing and widespread problem.

We need to legalise sex work

Commercial sex work is illegal in South Africa despite more than a decade of calls from civil society organisations to regulate the age-old trade by either decriminalising or legalising it. The South African government toyed with the idea of regulation during the 2010 FIFA World Cup but ultimately decided against it.

Prostitution at UB_echo

Trading sexual favours for money and material goods, often known as ‘prostitution’ at UB continues to be reported in the media. The University publication, UB Horizon recently reported that there is a certain block at the UB main campus alleged to be a prostitution block.

Score a Goal for Gender Equality!

Score a Goal for Gender Equality!

The Gender Links Score a Goal for Gender Equality! Campaign was officially launched on December 10th, 2009, Human Rights Day, and the final day of the 16 Days of Activism. This campaign looks at the ways in which Soccer 2010 impacts on gender, most notably: economic empowerment, sex work, trafficking, women and sport and gender, media and sport.

The campaign is supported by various communication efforts including radio, print, and IT as well as advocacy and outreach initiatives, such as seminars and debates.

This is enhanced though the Gender and Media Diversity Journal 8: Gender and Soccer 2010 and the Gender Links Opinion and Commentary Service.