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By admin on Nov 26th, 2012

by Doug Barry at JEZEBEL.com

India, which has been a surprising success story in AIDS prevention throughout the aughts, might be on the verge of a serious health crisis thanks to the more widespread use among sex workers of cellphones, those fragile, rectangular amulets of modern independence. Though India's sex trade used to be largely localized in small neighborhoods such as Kamathipura, the red-light district in Mumbai, where prostitutes lived in brothels under the watchful (and often tyrannical) eye of a rent-charging madam, wider access to cellphones among the lower classes has given formerly brothel-bound sex workers the ability to ply their trade indepently, complicating the efforts of India's healthcare workers to target their message of HIV prevention and track the disease's spread through the population.

By admin on Sep 6th, 2012

Sex workers and a representative of a charitable organization protest against anti-prostitution initiative of local mayoral candidate Morris Hanna, who in her election campaign pushes for a ban on sex work in brothels and flats.

By admin on Mar 23rd, 2012

Source: RT.COM

Madrid’s high-class escorts have found a way to regulate the Spanish banking sector. The ladies want to have their say in the economy by withholding sexual pleasures from bank employees.
The largest trade association for luxury escorts in the Spanish capital has gone on a general and indefinite strike on sexual services for bankers until they go back to providing credits to Spanish families, small- and medium-size enterprises and companies.

By admin on Dec 19th, 2011

ForUm, December 16, 2011:

The most common form of violence against women in Ukraine is psychological violence. The journasilst of ForUm was invited to a press-conference dedicated to issues of human rights and tolarant treatment of women who provide sexual services.

Irina Demchenko, the director of the analitical center "Socioconsulting" announced the findings of the research done by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine. The survey involved 300 sex workers and 42 managers. (read the article in Russian below)

By admin on Nov 18th, 2011

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network followed the initiative of Latin American groups and developed a petition to the Global Fund's (GF) Board in advance of their meeting next week to express their concerns over potential negative implications of the GF reform following the recommendations of the High Level Panel. It started off as a regional initiative in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but has now grown to represent broader regional concerns and focus on the communities of key affected populations.

By admin on Sep 26th, 2011

Zurich city parliament on Wednesday rubber-stamped a loan earmarked for the construction of drive-in sex stalls where punters can meet prostitutes at purpose-built venues away from the city centre.

Representatives voted 74 to 30 in favour of the new development in Alstetten to the west of the city, Tages-Anzeiger newspaper reported.

Ten garage-like booths will be erected on derelict land in an industrial area in Alstetten, complete with parking spaces and alarm buttons. The so-called "performance stalls" will be the first of their kind in Switzerland if the project goes ahead.

The city council agreed last week to sanction the 2.4-million franc ($2.8m) loan for the development pending parliamentary approval.

By admin on Jun 23rd, 2011


May 25, 2011 - After being through with Sergei Mironov, the Legislative Assembly are interested now in prostitutes: they had prepared draft amendments to the Administrative Code, under which the penalty for sexual services is proposed to increase from 1500-2000 to 5000 rubles, and also introduce the possibility of arrest prostitutes for a period of 10 to 15 days. At the forefront of fighting the first oldest profession is St. Petersburg deputy of the faction "United Russia" Svetlana Nesterova: she will be lobbuing the amendment at the State Duma.
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Whole article in Russian

By admin on Jun 23rd, 2011

17 May, 2011, SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied Tuesday near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire.

A crowd of about 400 people, mostly women wearing baseball caps, masks and sunglasses, chanted slogans like, "Guarantee the right to live!" during the four-hour rally.

By admin on Jun 10th, 2011

Telegraph & Argus, UK

A former student, who raped two female sex workers in the same alleyway in Bradford’s red light district, has been told to expect a substantial prison sentence. Read more here: Telegraph & Argus

By admin on Jun 10th, 2011

Medical News Today, United Kingdom

Sex work is unprotected, increasingly dangerous and needs to be decriminalized, according to a new report published in the Canadian Review of Sociology. Co-authored by Concordia University and University of Windsor researchers, the study is based on 450 interviews with sex workers and 40 law enforcement officials and public health advocates and calls for sweeping changes to sex work performed on and off the streets.

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