Like other struggling women, mothers in the sex trade want the best for their children, writes Marlise Richter.
It's been a 15-year wait for a law reform report that may decriminalise prostitution and lobby groups are campaigning to move sex workers to safety.
Previous studies to determine how many of South Africa's 150 000 sex workers are HIV positive have been limited in scope, says Africa Check.
The Aids council’s programme is a "big step in the right direction", but abuse by police still needs to be tackled, says an HIV specialist.
The celebrated author felt no shame at being a prostitute, why do we?
Transgender sex workers in the Cote d'Ivoire have increasingly become the target of violence since President Alassane Ouattara came into power.
Sex workers in Rustenburg have complained about a police force that is a law unto itself. Kwanele Sosibo reports.
Until all women are safe and have access to health services, Women's Month will mean nothing, writes Marion Stevens.
Sex workers in New Zealand expect to be rushed off their feet as 95 000 fans arrive for the Rugby World Cup, with brothels doubling condom orders.
The German city of Bonn has introduced a parking meter for sex workers in order to tax those who just work the streets.
Sex workers and civil society groups across Africa took to the streets on Thursday to demand access to healthcare services.
Former sex worker “Kylie” tells the Mail & Guardian about labour abuse in the sex trade.
Researchers have dismissed fears of a massive rise in human trafficking for the Soccer World Cup, saying NGOs could be trying to win extra resources.
A sacked Cape Town sex worker had three Labour Appeal Court judges on Thursday grappling with whether she was entitled to challenge her dismissal.
The United Kingdom is to give 42-million condoms to South Africa as part of an HIV prevention drive before the Soccer World Cup.
Rustenburg sex worker Tshepiso Khoza is hoping to get off the street with the money she makes from the Soccer World Cup later this year.
Nobody in the business world has emerged unscathed from the financial carnage wreaked by the global recession.
The Egyptian national team has hit back at media reports that players who were robbed in their hotel rooms had been entertaining sex workers.
"If you can't accept your own sexuality, you can't accept others' sexuality," says Karin Eloff, journalist, and author of Stiletto.