The world struggle of sex workers
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The history in general of the world's working
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- alt.sex.prostitution FAQ (3/4)
- From alt.sex.prostitution user group, 25 August 1997. This
section of the newsgroup FAQ lists organizations that support
prostitution or prostitutes or are working to decriminalize
- Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)
- Jo Doezema, Report of the General Meeting, Eastbourne, October
1998. The co-ordination of the Network of Sex Workers Project
moved to Shane in South Africa. The network has now been incorporated,
making it possible to initiate work and projects, whilst
maintaining local partnerships.
- Legitmating prostitution as sex work: UN Labor
Organization (ILO) calls for recognition of the sex industry
- Janice Raymond, December 1998. In a controversial 1998 report,
the ILO calls for economic recognition of the sex industry,
the official recognition of "the sex sector." Recognition
includes extending "labor rights and benefits to sex workers,"
etc. Although the ILO stops short of advocating legalization of
prostitution, the economic recognition of the sex sector that
it promotes could not occur without legal acceptance of the
- Why the international prostitutes collective is
supporting global women's strike on 8 March
- From Women's Srike, 10 February 2000. The International Prostitutes
Collective is a network of women working at various levels
of the sex industry, which campaigns for abolition of the
prostitution laws and for legal, civil and economic rights for
sex workers, including the right to protection from violence,
to health care and to form or join trades unions.
- Prostitutes call for legal changes in fight against
- SAPA, 12 July 2000. The Network for Sex Workers - a global
organisation representing prostitutes - said the fight against
Aids would be futile if the world continued to marginalise sex
workers. Representatives of the group, speaking at the 13th
International Aids Conference in Durban, said they wanted
prostitutes to be accorded the same status as other professions.