human rights

Call for submissions for the Africa regional dialogue of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

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The Regional Dialogue will take place on 3-4 August 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition to giving voice to regional and country perspectives on issues of HIV and the law, the dialogue aims to contribute to regional efforts for creating enabling legal environments which support effective HIV responses.

The Commission looks forward to hearing from you if you have worked or presently work in Africa on the following issues.

(1) Laws and practices that effectively criminalise people living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV;

Sex workers present to Global Commission on HIV and the Law

Sex workers from throughout Asia and the Pacific present their arguments for recognition of sex work to the Global Commission on HIV and the Law In Bangkok in March 2011. This is a 'must watch' video and a perfect teaching or training aid.

The Global Commission on HIV and the Law seeks submissions from the Latin America region

On the 26-27 June 2011 the Global Commission on HIV and the Law will hold a consultation on the Latin America region. The Commission is working to improve HIV responses by addressing key legal barriers and promoting enabling legal environments.

You can read more about the commission on their website.

Trafficking in human beings

Chapter in Laura J. Shepherd (Ed.), Gender Matters in Global Politics: A feminist introduction to international relations (pp. 89-101) Abingdon, Oxen, U.K.: Routledge.

Sex Workers Protest in Lagos

 

Obviously sailing with the wind of change rocking the globe, sex workers at the weekend gathered for a protest and massive rally in Lagos to force the government to legitimise their age long profession practiced in secrecy.

The  sex workers who marched through the streets of Ikoyi with fanfare, brandished placards and banners with inscriptions such as "Sex workers have right, African Sex Workers Alliance," stormed the streets in their numbers demanding justice and recognition 

Work, sex, and sex-work: Competing feminist discourses on the international sex trade

An article in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol 42, No 1. The focus is on analysing the competing discourses of radical feminism and sex radicalism.

Sexual and physical violence against female sex workers in Kenya: a qualitative enquiry

Few studies in Africa provide detailed descriptions of the vulnerabilities of female sex workers (FSW) to sexual and physical violence, and how this impacts on their HIV risk. This qualitative study documents FSW's experiences of violence in Mombasa and Naivasha, Kenya. Eighty-one FSW who obtained clients from the streets, transportation depots, taverns, discos and residential areas were recruited through local sex workers trained as peer counsellors to participate in eight focus-group discussions.

Sex work, HIV and the state: An interview with Cheryl Overs

An article in Feminist Review, No 48, Autumn 1994. The article is comprised of a conversation between Cheryl Overs and Nell Druce. It provides a fascinating insight into thinking on the links between sex work, feminism, HIV, same sex desire, the ethics of research and the role of the state in the abuse and protection of rights.

Sex worker rights are Human Rights – it’s official!

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The U.S. was recently subjected to a Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations, in which they received 226 recommendations in regards to human rights issues. This is the very first review of the U.S.

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