1. Just Sign on The Dotted Line- The Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath

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    from Carol Leigh / Added

    "Just Sign on The Dotted Line: The Anti Prostitution Loyalty Oath" narrated by Cosi Fabian, presents a history of a policy regulating provision of foreign aid. The policy requires that recipients of USAID funds sign an oath that they will not support sex workers' rights. This policy is a telling example of how the U.S. exports repressive ideologies through conditions set for foreign aid recipients. Compiled for all those interested in sex workers issues and human rights, this video timeline and accompanying resources provide a comprehensive course in the history of, and resistance to "The Pledge." This compilation of stories and responses is based on important work by organizations including Center for Health and Gender Equity-Change (http://www.genderhealth.org), the Global Network of Sex Worker Projects (http://www.nswp.org) and Asia Pacific Network of Sex Work Projects (http://www.apnsw.org). The movie, "Taking The Pledge,"(http://blip.tv/sexworkerspresent/taking-the-pledge-185356) introduced activists around the world to the effects, and challenges to the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath. "Call to Action on Sex Work and HIV" Sign this "Call to Action on Sex Work and HIV" and join sex workers and allies in demanding that the U.S. Government reform laws and policies that harm sex workers domestically and globally, directly inhibiting the fight against HIV/AIDS. Your endorsement will help build a movement for change. http://www.bestpracticespolicy.org/IAC_actioncall_20121.html Update: April 10, 2013 "A Supreme Court case that challenges a law requiring anti-prostitution policies policies for HIV/AIDS programs seeking federal money has generated a split among nonprofit groups that counsel sex workers overseas. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/10/us-usa-court-aids-idUSBRE93904D2 Important video responses to US funding policies: Taking The Pledge: The USAID PEPFAR Clause, Sex Work, & HIV Prevention. http://blip.tv/sexworkerspresent/taking-the-pledge-185356 Taking the Pledge is a 13-minute film featuring sex workers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Mali, Thailand and more! They describe the problems created by the 'anti-prostitution pledge' required to receive USAID and PEPFAR funds.In English, Khmer, Thai, French, Portuguese and Bengali, with English subtitles. Study Guide/Curriculum: http://www.sexworkersproject.org/downloads/TakingThePledgeCurriculum.pdf Hit and Run: Sex Worker's Research on Anti trafficking in Thailand, a report from Empower Foundation, Thailand This report and accompanying video is crucial in understanding the effects of US policies concerning sex work. "Hit and Run" exposes the impact of law and law enforcement, raids and rescues used against sex workers in Thailand and around the world. "We have now reached a point in history where there are more women in the Thai sex industry who are being abused by anti-trafficking practices than there are women being exploited by traffickers." http://www.empowerfoundation.org/index_en.html (download from this page) Accompanying the report is "LAST RESCUE IN SIAM," the first film ever made by sex workers in Thailand. This short black and white movie was inspired by the tradition of the old silent movies and has had extensive international attention in film festivals and on the web. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70rPAxLFFKU&feature=player_embedded Bad Rehab is a dark satire, based on the Lady Gaga song, Bad Romance, from APNSW, portraying the real issues for sex workers who are forced into rehabilitation centres in South East Asia- and the anti-trafficking "rescue industry" that has sprung up and campaigns for laws and systems that restrict sex workers and promote further violence against them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM0r7N1rIMI Additional resources: 1. USAID v. AOSI Defending Free Speech for Recipients http://www.pledgechallenge.org/supporters/ 2. PEPFAR Watch An initiative of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), is an information clearinghouse and advocacy tool for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. http://pepfarwatch.org/ also see http://www.genderhealth.org/the_issues/us_foreign_policy/antiprostitution_pledge 3. THE BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AOSI v. USAID_Court Cases Challenging Global AIDS Funding Restrictions http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/aosi_v_usaid/ The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.The Brennan Center represents the Alliance for Open Society International (AOSI), the Open Society Institute, Pathfinder International, the Global Health Council and InterAction in a challenge to the pledge requirement, filed originally on September 23, 2005. 4. Anti-Prostitution Pledge Timeline http://www.traffickingpolicyresearchproject.org/pledge.html

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    • Matthias Lehmann on the Charlie Spice Show [Excerpt]

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      from Matt Lemon | Matthias Lehmann / Added

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      The Charlie Spice Show is a new weekly talk show on internet Radio/TV. During the show, the host engages guests and the audience in live, interactive discussion on controversial issues, news, reviews and information about the Sex and Adult Entertainment Industry. Find out more at charliespice.com Host: Charlie Spice - Talk Show Host, Engagement Speaker, Sex Industry Consultant, Author, and former Sex Industry Professional [charliespice.com] Guests: Matthias Lehmann - Independent Researcher and Creator of Research Project Korea [researchprojectkorea.wordpress.com] Sarah Walker - Activist with English Collective of Prostitutes [prostitutescollective.net] Douglas Fox - Sex worker Activist, Sex Industry Editor/Blogger at The Harlot's Parlour [harlotsparlour.wordpress.com]

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      • Charlie Spice Show - Sex Work, Sex Workers and the Sex Industry

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        from Matt Lemon | Matthias Lehmann / Added

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        The Charlie Spice Show is a new weekly talk show on internet Radio/TV. During the show, the host engages guests and the audience in live, interactive discussion on controversial issues, news, reviews and information about the Sex and Adult Entertainment Industry. Find out more at http://charliespice.com Host: Charlie Spice - Talk Show Host, Engagement Speaker, Sex Industry Consultant, Author, and former Sex Industry Professional [http://charliespice.com] Guests: Douglas Fox - Sex worker Activist, Sex Industry Editor/Blogger at The Harlot's Parlour [http://harlotsparlour.wordpress.com] Sarah Walker - Activist with English Collective of Prostitutes [http://prostitutescollective.net] Matthias Lehmann - Independent Researcher and Creator of Research Project Korea [http://researchprojectkorea.wordpress.com] Peter W. Wickham - Director at the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES)

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        • Excerpt from "Kryptonite"

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          from Amber Bemak / Added

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          This piece focuses on four women working in a house of domination in Midtown, NYC. The house is not hugely successful, and they spend much of their time reading, eating, sleeping and talking. During filming, the women acted as both subjects and makers of the piece. The documentary is the product of a communal endeavor. 
The piece makes connections and comparisons between the different personas of these women, often blurring the lines between their dominatrix persona and their “outside” persona. The women explore the ways in which these different aspects of their personalities affect, disrupt and influence each other. Many contradictions are made. These connections and contradictions are discussed using the theme of relationships; with lovers, clients, friends and family members. 
Fantasy is another theme highlighted in this documentary. The act of domination takes place in a highly constructed world of fantasy where all parties involved are agreeing to act out the pre-determined rules.

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          • Visible Invisible

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            Even though Malindi is hugged by pristine beaches and a history that is charming and rich in diversity, it is also home to the most invisible women in Kenya. Female drug users are marginalized, criminalized and with limited access to basic health care services. The women demand visibility; they demand their rights.

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            • Sex Worker Violence Prevention (new edit posted 09/30/12)

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              from North Carolina Harm Reduction / Added

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              North Carolinians, 10 current and former sex workers and/or advocates, share their experience with the common goal of raising awareness about and reducing violence perpetrated against sex workers. Sex workers often do not report crimes committed against them because they do not want to incriminate themselves; criminalization of sex work protects the perpetrators. What types of violence do sex workers experience? What can sex workers do to avoid violence? What else can be done to make sex work safer? The North Carolina Bad Date Line, created by the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (www.nchrc.org,) allows sex workers to anonymously report crime against them to help each other stay safer. First in the three-part Sex Worker Violence Prevention video series. The producer, interviewer, photographer, videographer and editor is Hadley Gustafson for NCHRC; additional interviews were performed by Tessie Castillo and Robert Childs. 2012. RESOURCES: For more sex worker violence prevention tips, see http://pdxswoc.net/pbdl.html. For the North Carolina Bad Date Line, call (336) 543-8050, email ncbaddateline@gmail.com, check the Twitter feed @ncbaddateline, or see the Facebook group, http://tinyurl.com/86s6hcl. For the National Blacklist's Raleigh page, see www.nationalblacklist.com/raleigh.aspx.

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              • if i can't sell it

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                a burlesque-y homage to sex work. performed at the arcola theater, london, october 2011 as a part of the sex workers' open university.

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                • WATCH ME WORK - live

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                  a preview of the performance WATCH ME WORK as performed at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, 04.02.2012, as a part of the Transmediale festival. The performance was a part of the event 'Commercializing Eros' which was a part of the re/source program at the Transmediale 2k+12 festival. camera: maria bala editing: kate ehrhardt. a video explaining the concept of this performance can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/37023186

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                  • WATCH ME WORK - an introduction

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                    this video explains the rhetorical content on which the piece WATCH ME WORK is based on. video and editing - kate ehrhardt

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                    • Stepping Stones in India - KHPT

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                      An interview with Parinita Bhattacharjee of the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust about their work with Stepping Stones in India

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