Nepalese Sex Workers Undertake a Semi-Naked Protest Outside Kathmandu’s Government House

In August 2007, female Nepalese sex workers, including many from the highly marginalised Badi ethnic minority group, undertook a mass demonstration that included public nudity in front of Government House in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu. … More Nepalese Sex Workers Undertake a Semi-Naked Protest Outside Kathmandu’s Government House

2006 -APNSW Premieres “One Whore” Advocacy Song at IAC in Toronto, Canada

In 2006, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) premiered the karaoke-style, sex worker advocacy song “One Whore” at the International AIDS Society conference in Toronto, Canada. The song parodies the U2 track “One” and addresses issues surrounding the administration of US President G. W. Bush, including the infamous “anti-prostitution pledge.” … More 2006 -APNSW Premieres “One Whore” Advocacy Song at IAC in Toronto, Canada

Pornpit Puckmai Wins Human Rights Defender Award

On International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2005, Pornpit Puckmai, a Thai sex worker activist and the manager of EMPOWER Foundation’s Chiang Mai office, was awarded with the first annual human rights award by the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand. Pornpit received the award for her activism in defending the rights of women. … More Pornpit Puckmai Wins Human Rights Defender Award