Sex workers in east Africa rise against violence and prejudice

Wed, 2010-04-14 05:48 by admin
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13 Apr 2010 14:25:00 GMT
Written by: Natasha Elkington

  • Sex workers launch rights campaign after recent murders;
  • New book gives unprecedented voice to marginalised group;
  • New technology in the works to protect sex workers

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LONDON (AlertNet) - From dingy street corners in Uganda's capital to the United Nations' gleaming headquarters in New York, east African sex workers are standing up for their rights by challenging the political and social systems that discriminate against them.

Although prostitution is illegal in most of Africa, women in the trade are forming powerful movements, seeking protection through the courts and defying the law to make themselves heard. …

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