Posts tagged ‘APNSW’

AFESIP vs APNSW post script.

In a post script on Somaly Mam and Afesip Cambodia, the Cambodia Daily ran a story today  based on a visit to AFESIP shelter in which  Andrew Hunter’s claims that unethical and possibly unlawful practices occur there were investigated.  The journalists were not allowed to interview inmates without supervisors to ask if everyone there is voluntarily  and knows they can leave. Even with the supervision  one of the interviewees  said she ‘did not want to be there at first’ but became used to it, which obviosuly suggests her original detention was unlawful.

The article  said that sex workers were captured by pimps that broke in the Afesip compound a couple of years ago.  Infact the women managed to breach the gate and barbed wire and got away on local moto-taxis.  Several of the women later protested against the outside the US Embassy at US officials  falsely claiming that their escape was  a ‘re-capture’ by ‘pimps’ rather than an assertion of several of the most fundamental human rights.

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22/10/2010 at 01:23 1 comment

Three New Papers About Sex work

Sexual and Reproductive Health http://bit.ly/dDwzyM

Migration, Mobility  http://bit.ly/c3oosI

Creating an Enabling Legal and Policy Environment http://bit.ly/b8Nzxx

08/09/2010 at 03:54 Leave a comment

Sex Workers in Development: Can we get to hear their voices?

A seminar at the Institute of Development Studies on the 5 December will introduce the PLRI and feature speakers on gender, sexuality, migration and trafficking.

This will be followed by a showing of Caught Between the Tiger and the Crocodile, produced by Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW). In Cambodia, the 100% Condom Use Policy – created to “protect” sex workers and curb HIV/AIDS – is reportedly being used by local police as an instrument to harass, persecute, and criminalize sex workers. The film tells the stories of women that have been arrested for carrying condoms, which are then used as evidence of sex work (illegal after new anti-trafficking laws were introduced earlier this year).

Once arrested, these women are sent to “rehabilitation centers” – facilities advertised as job-training centers by the government, but denounced by local groups as inhumane prisons.

Read more about the APNSW…

02/12/2008 at 21:44 1 comment


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