Nothing about us, without us: reversing …

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    Open Democracy: "Nothing about us, without us: reversing the power dynamics of philanthropy ‘Money is power’ as the old saying goes, so how do you change the power dynamics surrounding money in an NGO or a foundation? The obvious place to start is by introducing more democracy: for example, what if grants to build the social movements of sex workers were distributed by sex workers themselves? That’s the vision of the “Red Umbrella Fund”. “We are the ones whose lives are affected” said one sex worker to me recently (who prefers to remain anonymous), “and we need to be the ones making decisions about how to better our lives. I think it’s helpful to have sex workers making funding decis...

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Guyana Sex Worker Coalition: Sex Work Wo…

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Guyana Sex Worker Coalition: Sex Work Workshop, Georgetown 2014

                   

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'Stop the Arrests' Campaign in London

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'Stop the Arrests' Campaign in London

Advocates in London have launched the Stop the Arrests campaign in London in response to increased arrests of sex workers leading up to the Olympics of 2012. Author Brook Magnati is supporting this initiative, stating that this practice is putting sex workers' lives at risk. The following article appeared in Saturday's edition of The Guardian, a London newspaper. What do you think about this issue? You can read the full article below. You can also click here to view the original article published at guardian.co.uk. Olympics crackdown on sex trade condemned by Stop the Arrests Belle de Jour author Brooke Magnanti backs campaign group warning that police are putting lives at risk Ja...

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