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About J.M. Kirby

J.M. Kirby is an activist who utilizes international mechanisms to advocate for empowerment and human rights for all people, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or involvement in sex work or the sex trades. A housing advocate for many years, she was a founder of the direct action group Homes Not Jails DC, and later organized to address policing and imprisonment of people impacted by anti-sex worker laws

Articles by J.M. Kirby

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Julian Richards is openDemocracy’s managing editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Preventing HIV: the decriminalisation of sex work

A new bill, together with moves by some police departments in American cities to end the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution, has given hope to activists fighting to reduce the spread of HIV, secure human rights for sex workers, and to decriminalize sex work.

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