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The laws that sex workers really want (video)

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(Via SIN, April 2017) Laws can be complicated, but the sex worker community agrees on decriminalisation. Watch sex worker and activist Juno Mac unpack the different legal frameworks that affect sex workers, and then explain that decriminalisation is the only way forward. “If you care about gender equality or poverty or migration or public health, then sex worker rights matter to you,”...

Sex worker and activist Laura Lee: ‘It’s now far more difficult to stay safe’

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The Guardian, Saturday 6 February 2016 02.10 AEDT There aren’t many sex workers in Britain happy to talk openly about their work, so Laura Lee is used to being interviewed. She is managing to be remarkably upbeat, on just four hours’ sleep. Lee will need all her reserves of cheerful energy during the next fortnight, as she prepares a legal challenge against the government of Northern Ireland...

My Body, My Rights – Female Genital Mutilation

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Sarian Karim Kamara at Fuuse Forum, Published on 24 Jan 2016 For many years, the problem of FGM has been treated as almost too delicate to address: while laws may be changed, prosecutions rarely follow. More importantly, the necessary safeguarding and prevention measures in schools and in systems of healthcare are underdeveloped. This complacency has been partly justified by a wish to avoid...

HIV’s shot of adrenalin comes in the form of Rapture

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Star Observer, January 8, 2016 A new HIV initiative which has been described as “a shot of adrenaline to the heart of the HIV response” has just been launched in Melbourne. Rapture, which stands for Rapid Agile PrEP Team for a Unified Responsive End, was founded by PrEP advocate Rodney Ellis and HIV activist Daniel Brace who are aiming to roll out PrEP awareness and education to HIV negative...

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