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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 prescriptions’ may not be the answer but we must respect disabled people’s right to a sexual life

SBS, 19 Jan 2017 – 1:04PM Sex for disabled people is an important aspect of their lives, as it is for most people. But there remains a taboo around sex and disabled people. Discrimination and marginalisation means disabled people often spend their lives denied the opportunity to explore their sexual identities. Consequently, the Green Party in Germany recently proposed “sex prescriptions”...

Out of Character? Legal responses to intimate partner homicides by men in Victoria 2005–2014

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DISCUSSION PAPER Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, 2016 Over a 10-year period (2002–2012) in Australia, 488 women were killed by an intimate partner or ex-partner. These homicides are the extreme end of a continuum of violence against women and children in families. Domestic and family violence (hereafter referred to as family violence) has become the focus of increasing...

HIV Criminal Cases: Media Guide

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AFAO, Updated 2016 In Australia, each state/territory has different criminal laws under which someone can be charged with reckless, negligent or deliberate transmission of HIV to another person (generally for sexual transmission), or for exposing another person to HIV. Criminal cases in Australia involving HIV transmission or exposure are rare. The quality of Australian media reports of criminal...

HIV and sex workers

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The Lancet, July 2014 The Lancet’s series on HIV & Sex Workers is available via open access. NB: these papers had a peer acting as sub-editor. Executive Summary: With heightened risks of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, sex workers face substantial barriers in accessing prevention, treatment, and care services, largely because of stigma, discrimination, and criminalisation...

SA sexting laws unclear to teenagers, as courts see increase in underage sex cases

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The law is struggling to keep up with teenagers having underage sex and using mobiles to send explicit photos to each other. Lawyers and judges in South Australia said they were seeing an increase in sexting and underage sex cases coming before the courts.

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