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Fact sheet: Decriminalising sex work in Victoria

RhED, a program of Inner South Community Health, works with sex workers across the state.

On 18 December 2015, RhED launched the Decriminalise Sex Work campaign.

This calls for the removal of the Victorian Sex Work Act 1994 and Sex Work Regulations 2006, saying these have created a two tiered system where sex workers face barriers to reporting violence and are subject to discrimination. For further information:  Fact sheet RhED FAQ


Decriminalise sex work … it’s time

On Friday 18 December at Trades Hall, Carlton 1-2pm, RhED begins the conversation about decriminalising the sex industry in Victoria. This event is hosted by Inner South Community Health Service.

Martin Foley, MP, Fiona Patten, MP and Jane Green, VIXEN will be speaking.

No person’s human or civil rights should be violated on the basis of their trade, occupation work, calling or profession.

Stigma, discrimination and criminalisation make violence against people who work in the sex industry is unacceptable.


Amnesty International vote yes to decriminalisation!

“Sex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse. Our global movement paved the way for adopting a policy for the protection of the human rights of sex workers which will help shape Amnesty International’s future work on this important issue,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

The resolution recommends that Amnesty International develop a policy that supports the full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work. The policy will also call on states to ensure that sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation, trafficking and violence.”

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/08/global-movement-votes-to-adopt-policy-to-protect-human-rights-of-sex-workers/

 

 


‘Trafficking Representations’ Call for Papers, Anti-Trafficking Review Thematic Issue

The Anti-Trafficking Review calls for papers for a themed issue entitled ‘Trafficking Representations.’ The deadline for submissions is 8 January 2016.

Work that migrants do in the sex industry and other irregular employment sectors is increasingly characterised as exploitation and trafficking. Representations of trafficking and forced labour are pervasive within media, policymaking, and humanitarian debates, discourses and interventions.

The Review promotes a human rights based approach to anti-trafficking, exploring anti-trafficking in a broader context including gender analyses and intersections with labour and migrant rights.

For more information http://bit.ly/1QrhZqt