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Sex Workers in Bangladesh hold national conference

Sex Workers in Bangladesh hold national conference

HARC, the HIV/AIDS Research and Welfare Centre organized a national sex workers conference in Dhaka Bangladesh on 17th and 18th July 2017. Over 100 sex workers attended this two-day conference with the theme “Nothing for us without us.” Red Umbrella Fund supported the event.

India: Over 2000 sex workers sign National Network of Sex Workers (NNSW) Statement, 25 Jan 2017

India: Over 2000 sex workers sign National Network of Sex Workers (NNSW) Statement, 25 Jan 2017

The National Network of Sex Workers has released a statement challenging the conference being organised by the "The Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution International (Cap Intl)." The statement has been signed by over 2000 sex workers in India who reject the conflation of trafficking with sex work, and the conflation of sex work with violence.

Resourced and organised: achieving formal recognition of sex workers' skills in Australia

Resourced and organised: achieving formal recognition of sex workers' skills in Australia

The Scarlet Alliance National Training and Assessment Program (SANTAP) provides a unique example of how sex workers have pro-actively responded to stigma, discrimination, and ignorance about our profession.

"Making education safe for all" in Sonagachi, India

"Making education safe for all" in Sonagachi, India

Sex workers in Sonagachi, West Bengal, in India have taken a number of initiatives to improve education of sex workers and sex workers’ children. They include adult literacy and numeracy classes for sex workers, primary schools for young children of sex workers, a boarding hostel with private tuition for older children, and a co-operative banking system.

Introducing: Sex Worker Network SON, South Korea

Introducing: Sex Worker Network SON, South Korea

In August 2016 Sex Worker Network SON announced their new sex worker led network in South Korea. The network’s initial activities include offering legal support for members after police entrapment or crackdowns, and meeting together to share their experiences and support each other.

Taiwanese Sex Workers Protest for Decriminalisation

Taiwanese Sex Workers Protest for Decriminalisation

On the 18 of October, COSWAS, sex workers and allies held a protest outside the Taipei City Government. Protesters asked for the decriminalisation of sex work, for an end to illegal entrapment practices targeting sex workers, and for the government to stop ignoring sex workers. They are asking for safe and legal places to work.