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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.

Midnight Blue protests mistreatment of arrested transgender sex workers

Midnight Blue protests mistreatment of arrested transgender sex workers

Midnight Blue followed the cases of more than 40 transgender sex workers who were arrested in Hong Kong over a period of four years. They found that the actions of law enforcement agencies seriously infringed the human rights of sex workers, and caused them significant psychological and emotional harm.

HARC Hosts Regional Training on Community Empowerment

... thirty nine sex workers took part in the workshop in Rajshahi ... [which] focussed on three themes: human rights, community empowerment and leadership.

Cambodian Sex Workers Arrested and Detained during “Street Sweeps”

"Fourteen sex workers were arrested on the 24th of January in Cambodia, and taken to the infamous ‘rehabilitation’ centre known locally as Prey Speu.This makes a total of 289 sex workers arrested in the last 13 months ... "

Caught Between the Tiger and the Crocodile

In 2008, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW), published a documentary film “Caught Between the Tiger and the Crocodile”, which explores the human rights abuses perpetrated against sex workers in Cambodian detention and “rehabilitation” centres and the abuses caused by the controversial 100% condom use policy.

Friends Frangipani established in Papua New Guinea

Friends Frangipani was established as a sex worker led network in 2004. The network formed in order to advocate for law reform, to challenge stigma and discrimination, to increase access to health services for sex workers and seek justice from police and others responsible for gender-based violence.