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News | Human Rights of Sex Workers

On 17 December, International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, La Strada International and its partners published a statement, calling to end violence against sex workers and for the protection and promotion of their human rights. 

Due to the often criminalised status of sex work, sex workers all over the world face different forms of violence, which often remains unpunished. 

La Strada International and its partners stress that sex work and trafficking are not the same thing and should be addressed by different policies and legislation and sex workers rights organisations should always be consulted when preparing national and international prostitution policies. 

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EU proposes new law on minimum wages

The proposal for the Directive on adequate minimum wages in the European Union was published last week by the European Commission with the aim to ensure ‘that workers within the European Union earn adequate wages to guarantee adequate working and living conditions, as well as to build fair and resilient economies and societies in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals’.

Statement on EU Anti-Trafficking Day

La Strada International:
New EU Migration Pact increases risks of human trafficking

LSI joins calls for the UN to address human rights violations in Belarus

La Strada International has joined civil society from across Europe such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to call on the UN Human Rights Council to convene a Special Session to address the human rights violations committed in the lead up to the 2020 Presidential elections in Belarus.