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Stardust, Zahra "Protecting sex worker human rights in Australia" 2014

2014 will be a pivotal year for sex workers around the globe. With increasing international visibility, the movement for sex worker rights is rapidly gaining momentum. Simultaneously, regressive laws, discrimination and abolitionist agendas pose real dangers to our communities, our work, our health and our safety. We are witnessing an international commitment to ending stigma and discrimination. However, every win for our human rights has been an uphill battle and significant barriers face us ahead. This article outlines the human rights issues affecting sex workers in Australia and makes recommendations for reform. This article first appeared in the September 2014 issue of the Newsletter of the Human Rights Law Working Group of the Public and Professional Interest Division of the International Bar Association (Vol 1, No 2, Part II), and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © International Bar Association.
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