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Be Flexible to Respond to Changes
The first month of 2022 has just passed, the rapid development of the pandemic in Hong Kong has made most people's New Year's wishes – finally being able to cross border and travel -- come to nothing. Fellow sisters who work in entertainment venues bear the brunt of the sudden shutdown, and their income is thus again affected. Enhanced flexibility and better planning for uncertainty can be considered positive changes for some fellow sisters under the pandemic... (Read full text)
The DIY workshop that was originally scheduled to take place at the AFRO Centre was cancelled due to the recent development of the pandemic. To facilitate fellow sisters to DIY at home instead, an instructional video had been uploaded! Fellow sisters could just come to the AFRO Centre to get the material package, follow the instructional video and DIY with their families at home. Although the new arrangement is not the most ideal, it does not diminish fellow sisters' enthusiasm for hand-made Lunar New Year decoration. All fellow sisters who had signed up got the material package and were up for the DIY challenge.
 
Making craft at home can also be a uniting family activity during the Lunar New Year holidays. We hope that after the holidays, we can see all fellow sisters soon and we look forward to having fun activities with you all!

AFRO News Reading

Court grants sex worker anonymity in case against payments processor SumUp

(CITY A.M. 2022.2.4)

 

A British court has said an escort should be allowed to remain anonymous as she seeks to prevent card payments processor SumUp from banning sex workers from using its payments services.

The court's decision to grant anonymity to the escort – referred to only as Anna – will see her argue that SumUp’s decision to ban sex workers from using its payments platform is discriminatory, as it overwhelmingly impacts women...  (Read full text)

AFRO's Comment:

It makes perfect sense for sex workers to get paid for their services. Under the pandemic, paying or receiving payments electronically and contactlessly is part of the new normal. Locking sex workers out because of the nature of their work is completely unreasonable, unacceptable and uncivilised.

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