Asia and the Pacific
On 19th May India’s Supreme Court announced a ruling expanding the rights of sex workers and defining sex work as a profession. “It need not be gainsaid that notwithstanding the profession, every individual in this country has a right to a dignified life under Article 21 of the Constitution,” the court observed.
Australian sex worker-led organisations welcome the passage of the Sex Work Decriminalisation Bill 2021 but commit to advocating for further reforms
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.
Society for Women Awareness Nepal (SWAN) is Nepal’s major and first female sex worker-led non-governmental organisation (NGO) established in 2006 by a group of female sex workers with the aim of creating awareness on STI & HIV/AIDS, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, economic opportunities, capacity building skills trainings, community based training and the human rights of sex workers.
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SWASH - Sex Worker and Sexual Health - are a group based in Japan who aim to improve the health and safety of sex workers. Its members give lectures at universities and symposiums, write publications and educate the general public about the human rights of sex workers.
“Perfect Ladies” is a community based, non-governmental organisation working with female sex workers (FSW) to strengthen community based responses for HIV in Mongolia.
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