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More restrictive legislation was introduced in 2007 which criminalized the buying of sex.
A report by Human Rights Watch released this month found that criminalization drives sex workers underground where they are often forced to work in unsafe conditions, harassed by the police, and are unable to report rape, assault, or other forms of criminal activity for fear of being prosecuted themselves. However, in a country with a 29% unemployment rate and few economic opportunities for those without tertiary qualifications, criminalization has not deterred people from turning to sex work to support their families.
Your right to privacy, your right to have sex with who you want to as a consenting adult so that’s the first reason.
The second reason is that criminalization makes sex work more dangerous, because sex workers can’t report freely to the police because they are forced to work in the darkness, they are forced to work in a hidden way,” said Skye Wheeler, a researcher with the women’s rights division of Human Rights Watch.
s that collaborate with them are fighting for the South African government to decriminalize the trade.
Sex work has been criminalized in South Africa since 1957 under the Sexual Offences Act, which bans prostitution, brothels, and criminalizes anyone who lives off the proceeds of sex work.
Sex work has been here since my mother, since their mothers and their grandmothers and it's not gonna change. Mbali Khumalo (name changed to protect her identity) is a sex worker and member of a local sex workers movement. Sex workers argue that full decriminalization, which would legalese the buying and selling of sex and the establishment of brothels, is the only option that would keep them safe as it would allow them to report violence to the police without fear.
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This course is designed for people who wish to obtain basic/introductory information, an understanding of the terminology and a general appreciation of the problems faced by LGBTI persons in realising basic human rights in many societies.
Participants are helped to understand ways in which they can make a contribution to advancing the rights of LGBTI persons, especially at national level.
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on sexual minority rights from 25 February to 1 March 2019.
Course date: 25 February - 1 March 2019Venue: Room 2-67, Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria Main Campus The Advanced Human Rights Course on Sexual Minorities in Africa introduces participants to basic SOGIE concepts and a thematic and geographical exposition of challenges faced by LGBTI persons in Africa.