Human sexuality

Greek sex workers criticize Covid safety guidelines

Greek sex workers are concerned that new health and safety guidelines to protect them and their clients against the coronavirus will harm their business.

Regulations which came into force on June 15 urge sex workers to keep names and contact numbers of customers, who will lose the anonymity they previously sought.

LGBT Rights Seize Spotlight in Poland, Move Online Elsewhere

As the June 28 presidential election draws near, Duda's anti-LGBT rhetoric is gaining strength.

At a rally in Brzeg, in southwest Poland on Saturday, Duda claimed that "LGBT ideology" was "more destructive" than communism.

"They are trying to tell us that it's people, but it is simply an ideology," he added.

Academic sacked for comments over teenage girls’ fertility

A university in Istanbul has fired one of its staff after his televised comments about teenage girls' potential for fertility caused public outrage.

During a TV show, Professor Muttalip Kutluk Özgüven, from the computer engineering department at Aydın University, claimed that the age range between 12 to 17 is an ideal period for girls to give birth to their first child.

Weinstein accuser's ex-roommate backs up sexual assault allegation

The former roommate of Mimi Haleyi, one of the women who has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, took the stand on Jan. 28 in the former Hollywood mogul's rape trial.

Elizabeth Entin told jurors that Haleyi, visibly upset, told her in the summer of 2006 that Weinstein forced oral sex on her.

London raises red flag over Ayia Napa verdict

The British government is raising red flags over the Ayia Napa rape verdict, after a 19-year-old Briton was found guilty of lying to police about being gang raped by Israeli teens.
According to British media, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said in a written statement that London had reservations over the legal proceedings in a Paralimni courtroom on Monday.

North Macedonia Sex Workers March against Violence

A March of Red Umbrellas gathered about hundred people who walked through Skopje's main pedestrian areas on Tuesday, calling for the decriminalisation of prostitution in North Macedonia and better social treatment of sex workers in general.

The event this year focused in particular on the fight against gender-based violence.