Sex workers were seen as a source of disease, then as enabling interracial relations. Sex work is still illegal in democratic South Africa
Re-opening of South Africa’s prostitution law reform debate makes the mistake of assuming it is work and not exploitation.
Aside from the economic benefits, urgent decriminalisation is needed to ensure constitutional rights of the country’s estimated 153 000 sex workers
Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
Sex workers in the country want their profession to be decriminalised so that they can access health services without being discriminated against.
After having their brothel raided in 2011, three women planned to argue for the right of sex workers to work together in safety.
Readers slam assaults on sex workers and accuse the Mail & Guardian of putting public protector Thuli Madonsela in danger.
The Global Slavery Index will help shape national and global efforts to root out modern slavery in Africa and across the world, writes Nick Grono.
China has expressed outrage over remarks by the mayor of Osaka who said Japan’s system of military brothels during World War II was "necessary".
As Brazil prepares for the 2014 World Cup and Confederation Cup in June, its Association of Prostitutes has been teaching sex workers English.
Transgender sex workers in the Cote d’Ivoire have increasingly become the target of violence since President Alassane Ouattara came into power.
Life has not been kind to the ‘oldest window girls in Amsterdam’, but the 70-year-old twins are enjoying their celebrity status.
President Barack Obama says he will be "angry" if claims that his security staff hired prostitutes at a key political summit in Colombia prove true.
Tourism officials in the Maldives have denied that health spas at luxury holiday resorts operate as brothels after the facilities were shut down.
British students, faced with government austerity measures, are turning to prostitution, gambling and other dangerous pursuits to fund their studies.
Botswana is looking to legalise prostitution in the conservative country in a bid to bring down one of the world’s highest HIV rates.
Colombia prostitutes have united in a popular tourist destination to protect children from an international network of pimps and sexual predators.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has rejected "shocking accusations" from an inquiry linking him to a alleged prostitution ring.
Italy’s prime minister faces a prostitution investigation in Milan over a teenage nightclub dancer who attended parties at his private residence.
France international footballers Frank Ribery and Karim Benzema were charged with having had sex with an under-age prostitute on Tuesday.
Percy Zvomuya and <i>M&G</i> photographer Oupa Nkosi took to the streets of the Free State capital to investigate rumours of human trafficking.
Cosatu has refused to speak out about a proposal on the unionising of prostitutes, which is expected to be put to its national congress next week.
With hundreds of thousands of tourists expected in South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, a new debate has erupted over legalising prostitution.
"If you can’t accept your own sexuality, you can’t accept others’ sexuality," says Karin Eloff, journalist, and author of <em>Stiletto</em>.
Legalising sex work will not stop human trafficking or child abuse, the ACDP Youth Foundation said on Wednesday.
Acting head of the NPA Mokotedi Mpshe was slammed on Wednesday for his criticism of proposals to decriminalise prostitution for the 2010 World Cup.
Legal moves to make the streets safer for adult prostitutes are under way. Ilham Rawoot reports
Many Zimbabwean women cross into Mozambique to escape the crisis in their home country, but a growing number turn to commercial sex to survive.
Graca Machel appealed to Mozambique’s schools on Saturday to take more action to prevent children being kidnapped and sold into prostitution.
The Ugandan government plans to set out measures to combat prostitution, including a possible ban on women wearing miniskirts.
Proposed sites for the red-light district include the Mahatma Gandhi Road area and lower Pixley ka-Seme Street.