Sex workers in Peru are demanding justice and an end to violence after the murder of two Ecuadorian migrants on 19 February 2022. The police found 28 bullet shells at the scene and another sex worker and a passer-by were also injured in the attack.
Last week brought the announcement that Victoria had become the third jurisdiction in Australia to ‘decriminalise sex work’. The Sex Work Decriminalisation Act 2021 Bill passed just before 8.30pm on Thursday 10th February, 24 votes to 10.
While sex worker-led organisations in Australia have welcomed the passage of the Bill, they have also drawn attention to amendments which must be made for Victoria to achieve full decriminalisation.
NSWP is seeking to appoint a Global Consultant to lead the development of a Briefing Paper, with accompanying Community Guide, examining the increasingly important issue of migration and sex work. NSWP will consider applications from individuals based in or outside of the UK.
NSWP members in Nepal are recognising a win for their organisations and the fight against violence against sex workers this week after a court ruling.
Two years ago, on 19 January 2020, the body of a woman was found in Hetauda Sub-metropolis-5. The body was identified as Ajitaa, a 29-year-old transgender sex worker living in Hetauda-10. She had been working for the rights of gender minorities before she was brutally raped and murdered.