Further, a Hillsboro agency plans to build a shelter in the Portland area that would provide similar services.
African sex worker activists are proving that communities facing human rights abuses are not bereft of agency.
They’re challenging politicians, religious fundamentalists, and anti-prostitution advocates; confronting the multiple stigmas that affect the diverse members of their communities; engaging in intersectional movement building with similarly marginalized groups; and participating in the larger global sex workers’ rights struggle in order to determine their social and political fate.
The stories Chi Mgbako has gathered in her original research highlight sex workers' own analysis—of their work, the inequality they face, and their commitment to justice.
Journalists, human rights advocates, and feminists will find a wealth of inspiration here for further study and solidarity."-Melissa Gira Grant,author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work“Though sex workers’ rights movements are globally interconnected, in practice, we are still often isolated, failing to learn from each other.
As mainstream human rights organizations begin to call for the full decriminalization of sex work, join us for a discussion about the history, challenges, and successes of one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing segments of the global sex workers’ rights struggle. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Harvard African Law Association, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights.
Sex worker activists throughout Africa are demanding an end to the criminalization of sex work and the recognition of their human rights to safe working conditions, health and justice services, and lives free from violence and discrimination.
Australians, on the other hand, reported the least intense orgasms, though they did come in third as far as frequency.
Most Americans, by the way, rated their orgasm intensity at seven out of 10.
As the author reminds us, their struggles for dignity and respect were born in the anti-colonial and anti-apartheid movements of earlier times, and are being revitalized through this new century's network of sex worker activists from around the world."-Melinda Chateauvert,author of Sex Workers Unite!