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30 March 2015

The issue of sex work deeply divides opinions and is often framed by a dichotomous feminist-based argument of ‘prostitution’ as a form of oppression in which ‘victims’ are in need of rescuing versus sex work as a legitimate occupation with the rights related to this needing to be respected. 

In this paper, I use the following definition of sex work: 

09 February 2015

Barriers, Costs and Opportunities

19 June 2013
Money, Power & Sex: The paradox of unequal growth in Africa

Inequality has long been the forgotten crisis, regarded in passing – just as tourists and politicians gaze absent-mindedly over the wretched townships on their way into Cape Town from the airport – as merely a symptom of bigger problems, such as poverty and under-development, or as an unavoidable by-product of the capitalist system. But over the past year or so, inequality has finally found itself in the spotlight.

02 March 2012
Openspace on International Criminal Justice

The current Openspace on International Criminal Justice has a wealth of information, analysis and comment about this critical and increasingly controversial concept. And there is something for everyone – from a succinct Beginner's Guide to a sweeping overview of developments in the field to academic articles on a diverse range of issues - all of which can be downloaded below.

26 June 2011

This special edition of Openspace contains a wealth of information, analysis and comment about Zimbabwe’s piecemeal and painfully slow transition process - including articles on the security sector, debt, sanctions, media reforms, constitutionalism, women, youth, censorship and much more.

If you’re interested in security sector reform then there is an authoritative paper on that ‘elephant in the room’ and a fascinating column on the need for perpetrators to face justice as well as a searing personal account of the impact of arbitrary arrests on families.

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