Text size: A A A

Upcoming events and current media coverage relating to sex work and sex workers.

Subscribe to RSS

Browse previous posts


Park Street gangrape: TMC MP accuses woman of being sex worker »

Mississippi authorities work on leads in stripper case »

The stripper fighting for life after falling off balcony while attempting tricky lap dance move »

Brothel worker stole cash from boss »

Licensing hearing for Consett lap dance club »

Stripper Assaulted Two Strangers as part of a Performance Art Piece »

'P.O.P.' Documentary Strips Down Stripper Stereotypes »

Brazilian sex worker’s group offers prostitutes English lessons ahead of World Cup »

Texas Legislator Proposes Stripper Licensing »

Stripper: Club Manager Demanded Sexual Favors »

Former Glasgow lap-dancing club in hot water for keeping inadequate finance records »

Stripper who fell from balcony at Christie's Cabaret dies »

Tamworth lap dance club owner faces arrest over alleged licence breaches »

Lap dancing club Red Velvet in Consett has drinks licence revoked »

Stripper says Brooklyn Net Andray Blatche watched alleged sexual assault at hotel »

Girl, 16, 'chose' to be stripper, defence argues »

Sex worker murdered »

Adult Entertainment Industry Files Suit Challenging Measure B »

SASOD welcomes police arrests in killing of gay sex worker; reiterates need for law reform »

Consett lap dancing club may be closed down »

Ex-stripper defiant over ruling she was self-employed »

Playboy Fined in U.K. for Failing to Block Children From Hardcore Pornography »

California middle school teacher, who appeared in pornography, loses appeal »

Houston Chronicle reporter fired for stripper gig lands new journalism job »

Murdered sex worker for burial today »

Cops detain man over sex worker’s murder »

The lap dancer quashed by the MOO impediment »

2 Girls + 1 Cup lands producer 4 years jail. But why? »

Sex worker accused of pawning niece »

16-yr-old sex worker duped by ‘client’, undergoes tubectomy »

Israel: Anti-pornography party drops out of elections »

Sex worker bags six-year jail term for killing client »

Lapdancing survey costs £118,000 and finds schools and striptease clubs don't mix »

Sex worker battered in street »


ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Decriminalising sex work in Antigua & Barbuda, according to the PRO of the Caribbean Sex Workers Coalition, can help combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.

In an interview with OBSERVER Media, Craig Rijkaard said social standards on the island are putting families at risk, as clients of prostitutes return to their wives or significant others.

“If we are not protecting the sex workers then it means that our families are not being protected and then it means that if you’re talking about the spread of HIV and getting to zero … we are sending one message but doing something else and that definitely isn’t getting to zero,” Rijkaard declared.

The PRO said decriminalisation of sex work in the country is a more immediate and effective course of action, as the process of seeking to reverse current legislation can be an intricate and protracted process.

“We are talking about giving adults that consenting right to choose the professions that they want to choose, in an atmosphere that is equal and they are not being stigmatised because they don’t choose the same profession as someone else,” he noted.

Tags: Antigua, sex work