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Sixteen sex workers arrested for defying curfew time in Gulu city

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of sixteen suspected sex workers have been arrested in Gulu city for allegedly defying curfew time. The suspects aged between 18 to 25 years were arrested between 9pm and midnight along Phillip Tana road and Layibi center in Pece-Laroo division. David Mudong Ongom, …

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Activists protest police raids on sexual workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV advocates have condemned the continued harassment of sex workers especially by police officers under the guise of enforcing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) against Covid-19 to defraud them of their money. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Macklean Kyomya, the Executive Director at Alliance of …

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Criminalization of sex work will increase violence

Criminalization of sex work exposes the workers to abuse and extortion Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A sex worker-led organisation-WONETHA says sex workers are likely to be exposed to more vulnerability, abuse and extortion if President Museveni assents to sexual offenses Bill. WONETHA Uganda says the new restrictions in the proposed …

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Sex workers’ hands tied under virus lockdowns

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The bondage chairs and polished metal whipping tools sit gathering dust on a quiet street near London’s trendy Shoreditch neighbourhood — and Madame Caramel is not pleased. The coronavirus lockdown has punished the London dominatrix, whose Hoxton Dungeon Suite has stood silent for weeks. “In …

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Sex workers turn cargo trucks into lodges in Elegu

Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The cargo trucks that have formed lengthy queues in Elegu town council, Amuru district are facilitating illicit commercial sex trade in the area. As a safeguard to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, all lodges in Elegu town were closed in …

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Sex workers register for evacuation from Gulu as lockdown bites

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 40 commercial sex workers have asked to be evacuated to their districts of origin after failing to sustain themselves in Gulu during the ongoing lockdown. A rapid assessment conducted by the Special Interest Group Sub-Committee of the District Task Force documented up 528 …

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Kyetume officials stop landlords from admitting new tenants

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kyetume trading center in Mukono district have stopped landlords from admitting new tenants following the influx of commercial sex workers. According to the authorities, commercial sex workers have been flocking the trading centers since government designated the inland container depot and bonded warehouse …

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