In Support of Amnesty International’s “Draft Policy on Sex Workers’ Human Rights”

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Amnesty International recently came under fire for coming up with a draft policy that calls for the decriminalisation of sex work. In particular, many celebrities signed an open letter to ask Amnesty vote against decriminalisation (which is what sex workers globally are calling for). As such, the Global Network for Sex Work…

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Reflections on Mr Imran’s talk on religious issues relating to sex workers and the transgender community.

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On 8 July 2015, Project X invited a Muslim speaker, Mr Mohamed Imran to our weekly event, Kopi Session. In collaboration with the month of Ramadan, we gathered our fellow Muslim friends (cisgender and transgender sex workers) for a break fast event that can bond us together and also to…

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“What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” – A Transgender Singaporean Woman and her Ordeal with Job Discrimination

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In 2013, cisgender women in Singapore earn 88 cents for every dollar that cisgender men make according to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. However, this gap becomes more apparent for transgender women. Transgender women earn 70 cents for every dollar that cisgender people make. Another case of a…

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Open Letter to Channel News Asia and Straits Times for Transphobia

Straits Times, 17 May 2013, “Loanshark runner spared caning because of sex change” [http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/loanshark-runner-spared-caning-because-sex-change-20130517] Channel News Asia, 17 May 2013, “Transsexual avoids caning for being loanshark runner” [http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/transsexual-avoids-caning-for-being-loan/678438.html?cid=FBSG] Dear Sir/ Mdm, We are a group of individuals who are transgender persons, allies of transgender persons, and cisgender persons who work…

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