Sex workers and their allies gathered outside NSW Parliament House on Friday to protest proposed new licensing laws which Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association, says will place the health and safety of those involved in the sex industry at risk.
In the global battle against HIV/AIDS, sex workers like those in Sonagachi are a crucial link in a chain of infection that some 20,000 experts gathered in Washington are debating how to break -- but without having foreign sex workers there. U.S. travel restrictions on visas for sex workers mean thousands of them have been unable to attend the annual International AIDS Conference (IAC), the world's largest forum to discuss policy on fighting the deadly virus.
07/09/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Behind the Mask Correspondent Melissa Wainaina spoke to Kenyan male sex worker John Mathenge (pictured) about his work raising awareness amongst fellow sex workers and those living positively with HIV or Aids. >>>