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Some black lives matter, others don’t

We condemn the killing of a black Americans, yet women, African foreigners and queer people are regularly abused and killed in SA

Police treat sex workers like they are ‘nothing’

Those on the street say that the usual abuse has intensified under the lockdown

Sex workers abandoned as Covid-19 crackdowns undo Africa’s HIV efforts

Controlling Covid-19 may worsen Africa’s HIV epidemic by stopping state and civil society health services built up over 35 years

UN agency adopts convention on harrassment at work

The convention is critical in terms of promoting and protecting the rights of working women

Sex work and soccer: More alike than you think?

One in three sex workers in South Africa say they’ve been raped by a police officer. Could a change in the law solve this?

[LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it

Sex work is selling a service, not your body, says Mariska Majoor. There's nothing sinister about it.

The Joburg suburb ridding itself of ‘immoral’ sex workers — with pangas and bullets

Tasers, rubber bullets, pangas, dogs and snakes are used to rid a Jo’burg suburb of its ‘immoral’ sex workers

Sex workers do it for their kids

Their chief concern is the wellbeing of their children so that they can do better than their mothers

Nurse: ‘I had to supplement my income. That’s when I got into sex work.’

Joan Collins* worked as an intensive care nurse in Cape Town. But that's not the only way she made a living.

Elsa and Nosipho: they both sell sex for a living but in opposite worlds

Does sex work legislation have an impact on gender-based violence and HIV infection rates? We traveled to Amsterdam and Durban to find out.

This bracelet could one day help keep you safe from rape, assaults

How do you fix South Africa’s sexual and reproductive health wrongs? Help people access their rights.

Selling sex

From Amsterdam’s glittering canals to Durban’s dark streets, take a look at how the world legislates sex — and why it matters.

WATCH: All the ways the world polices sex

The Swedish model, legalisation, decriminalisation — does the sex work debate leave you confused? Look no further.

Eight ways to make HIV stories meaningful

HIV is a mirror that reflects how we think about society. It exposes our prejudices. Find out how to tell interesting stories about it.

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