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Sex Work no longer crime in Canada #goodnews #womenrights

Supreme Court strikes down Canada‘s prostitution laws Parliament has 1 year to bring in new law as Criminal Code provisions remain in place CBC News Posted: Dec 20, 2013 9:53 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 20, 2013 10:40 PM ET Prostitution laws… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Critique of Maharashtra Women Policy- 2013 submitted by Women Groups #Vaw #Womenrights

CRITIQUE OF MAHARASHTRA WOMEN POLICY– 2013 SUBMISSION BY- MUMBAI WOMEN GROUPS AND ACTIVISTS MAY 10TH 2013, Kamayani Bali Mahabal The Mumbai Women groups and  activists submitted their critique to the Women  and Child Welfare Minister Varsha Gaikwad, at the   committee… Continue Reading →

The feminist and the sex worker: Lessons from the Indian experience

By Srilatha Batliwala Himal Mag Despite decades of tension between feminists and sex workers, it is finally becoming clear that the former has much to learn from the latter. Photo: Alessandro Vincenzi From the earliest days of ‘second wave’ feminism, the… Continue Reading →

March 3-International Sex Workers Rights Day- demand for decriminalisation of Sex work #Vaw #Womenrights

March 3, 2013,  Kamayani Bali Mahabal The 3rd of March is International Sex Worker Rights Day. The day originated in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The organizers, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee,… Continue Reading →

UN wants prostitution decriminalized to help curb spread of HIV #sexwork

October 23rd, 2012 | News |  By Gian C. Geronimo/GMANEWS – If the United Nations will have its way, soliciting sex or paying for it in the Asia and the Pacific region will no longer risk imprisonment. In a recent report, the UN recommended… Continue Reading →

Sex workers cannot be mothers – says Satara police #WTFnews

Anu Mokal, a pregnant woman was beaten up by Police in Satara, Maharashtra. She was so severely beaten  that she had a miscarriage and lost her baby. No Law in the country allows Police to physically assault a women. This… Continue Reading →

Aboriginal Groups Warily Watch Canada Brothel Law

By Sadiya Ansari, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Groups representing Aboriginal women hope the government will have a partial victory in upholding current prostitution laws. They say female sex workers need to be decriminalized, but they will be endangered if the… Continue Reading →

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