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human rights issues

Australia

Article in Interface: a journal for and about social movements, Volume 3(2): 271 – 287 (November 2011). Despite the massive achievements of the Prostitutes Collective of Victoria and the historic significance of this important organisation, sex workers as a community and the funds we had attracted drew an unhealthy level of interest from the health and community sector, stemming from a perception that sex workers were politically unable to run their own collective, and that the funds we had lobbied for could be better spent by people who were not sex workers. Despite research suggesting that legal sex work is

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reckless infection

This radio programme looks back on the 1989 case of Sharleen Spiteri,  the first  HIV positive sex worker in Australia to be detained in Australia to prevent her infecting clients. Sharleen spent much of the remaining 16 years of her life under 24-hour supervision by health workers, including sex workers employed as peer educators. She became the states’ most expensive public patient in history. The case raises a range of ethical, legal and human rights issues that remain relevant beyond Australia until today.

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Australian Prostitutes Collective

This radio programme looks back on the 1989 case of Sharleen Spiteri,  the first  HIV positive sex worker in Australia to be detained in Australia to prevent her infecting clients. Sharleen spent much of the remaining 16 years of her life under 24-hour supervision by health workers, including sex workers employed as peer educators. She became the states’ most expensive public patient in history. The case raises a range of ethical, legal and human rights issues that remain relevant beyond Australia until today.

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radio programme

This radio programme looks back on the 1989 case of Sharleen Spiteri,  the first  HIV positive sex worker in Australia to be detained in Australia to prevent her infecting clients. Sharleen spent much of the remaining 16 years of her life under 24-hour supervision by health workers, including sex workers employed as peer educators. She became the states’ most expensive public patient in history. The case raises a range of ethical, legal and human rights issues that remain relevant beyond Australia until today.

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

  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. Today the U.S. released a report in response, that states in part: “We agree that no one should face violence or discrimination in access to public services based on sexual orientation or their status as a person in prostitution, as recommendation [#86] suggests”. The U.S. report was developed with input, lobbying and education by civil society actors and organizations including SWOP/USA. For full story

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