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Will SA be the first African country to pass effective laws to end prostitution?

By Donor Direct Action | May 26, 2017
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While it is widely acknowledged that existing laws governing prostitution in South Africa have done little for the well-being of people in prostitution in this country, it has still taken several years for any progress to be made regarding the amendment of laws pertaining to the sex trade.

Inga needs emergency shelter to escape abuse and build new life

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 20, 2017
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Six years ago, Inga met Andris in Riga, Latvia. After a few months, Inga fell  pregnant. Following the birth of their first daughter, Andris became physically…

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This is how to end sex trafficking of South African women and girls

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 21, 2016
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This is how to end sex trafficking of South African women and girls Dear friends, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – As Executive Director of   Embrace Dignity,…

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In-depth live interview of DDA partner Rachel Moran by well-known journalist Chris Hedges

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 10, 2016
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Read and view the interview on The Real News Network

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Why I am an activist

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 27, 2016
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Rachel Moran became homeless at 14 and was prostituted on the streets of Dublin the following year. She left prostitution when she was 22 years…

Pop culture and the commercial sexual exploitation of women

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 9, 2016
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One of our priorities at Donor Direct Action is to provide a platform for our partners to share news about their work and the issues…

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For victims of trafficking, MARTA is there

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 29, 2016
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We’re so encouraged when we hear stories of our partner organizations’ successes in making a difference in women’s lives. Here’s just one story of how…

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SPACE International briefs UK Parliament on need to decriminalize selling of sex

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 15, 2016
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Space International, a DDA partner organization that gives voice to women who have survived the abusive reality of prostitution, held a symposium at the UK Parliament on 13 July 2016. Members of the UK Parliament are considering different legal models on prostitution, including the Nordic model advocated by SPACE International, that decriminalizes the seller of sex but not the buyer.

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Meryl Streep speaks in support of sex trade survivors

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 11, 2016
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“It’s never been as urgent as it is today to dismantle the lies perpetrated by the sex trade profiteers: that decriminalization of sex buying and pimping somehow benefits women and girls,” said Meryl Streep, the actress.

Pop culture affects our view of sexual exploitation, according to speakers at Donor Direct Action event, 30 June 2016

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 30, 2016
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Rachel Moran speaks about sexual exploitation and pop culture

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 30, 2016

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The evidence about prostitution that The New York Times ignored

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 1, 2016
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DDA partner, Rachel Moran of SPACE, supports decriminalizing prostitution – but not in the way advocated by the recent New York Times article.