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1. AFRO BROADCASTING STATION
 
1.1 
Personal Data Protection

Thanks to information technology, now we can easily find information on the internet. But at the same time, it is the same easy for others to look for our information on the internet. Girls working as part-time girlfriend (PTGF) usually make use of social media for business marketing. It is indeed efficient for building a wide network within a short time period and at a low price. However, if you are not careful enough, you may expose your personal data and disclose your identity.

If you are using social media, whether via mobile apps or the internet, for business marketing, please pay close attention to the following:

● Never use the phone number from which people can learn your identity for communication with customers, e.g. the number that you personally registered or usually use for communication with family and friends. Instead, use a prepaid sim card that you don't need to register for or just use mobile apps that doesn't require phone number registration.
● Never upload your own photos to social media. Even if they are deleted after a short while, people may have already captured screenshots.
● Never share details of your personal life on social media, such as name and location of your school/office. Even if you choose to upload a photo that doesn't show your face, you still have to make sure that the background or other details do not provide any hints about your personal details or whereabouts.
● To avoid being blackmailed, never send a photo of yourself (or even nude photo) to a customer via private message. You may think that a certain customer has become a friend and he somehow has gained your trust. But you will never know what he will do with your photo in the future. Also, never disclose your personal details to a customer.
 
Upon transaction, you should:

● Check where the customer places his mobile phone and cover it with a towel or clothes, to avoid secret photo or video taking.
● Never leave your wallet and mobile phone unattended. Don't give people a chance to avoid theft of personal belongings or data.
● Set AFRO's 24-hour hotline 27701002 or 96698108 on speed dial, so that you can seek help quickly in case of emergency.
 
If you have any enquiry, please contact us at 27701002.
2. AFRO'S WORK

2.1 Simple English Workshop (8 Aug 2018)

There are always non-Chinese speaking customers! For better communication at work place, some fellow sisters would like to learn some simple English. Time was short therefore we chose to focus only on work-related simple English. To fellow sisters who had not had much English training before, it was still not an easy task. Good thing is that fellow sisters all believe practice makes perfect and still won’t forget about body language. It is believed that the workshop did make fellow sisters feel more confident to speak English.
 
2.2 Meeting Crime Prevention Bureau (25 July 2018)
 
AFRO and other sex workers support groups attended the meeting with Crime Prevention Bureau on 25 July 2018. At the meeting AFRO brought up the issue about unreasonably long waiting time after reporting to the police and how sex workers, as victims of crime, could be affected by front-line police officer’s discouraging attitude. AFRO will keep contact with the Crime Prevention Bureau and hope that further communication will enhance understanding and eventually make the crime reporting process more efficient. 
3. UPCOMING EVENT

3.1 Sweet Mid-Autumn

Activities: Enjoy Mid-Autumn festive treats, games and etc.
Date: 21 Sep 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: AFRO’s centre
Fee: $20
 
Enquiry and reservation:
27701002 or 96698108 (Whatsapp)
4. AFRO NEWS READING

Eight years in jail for fugitive rapist
(RTHK, 2018.07.31)

A former auxiliary policeman has been jailed for eight years for the rape and robbery of a nightclub hostess more than two decades ago. 

Chan Kim-hung fled to the mainland and Thailand after the attack, but came back to Hong Kong at the beginning of the year.

The High Court heard that Chan, 52, took his victim to a hotel room one night in September 1994 after the woman agreed to provide him with sexual services. An accomplice later arrived and the two men tied the hostess up, and used her credit card to buy jewellery they then pawned. 

Chan, who raped the woman while she was being held captive, was arrested and charged the same year. He helped police find his accomplice who was jailed for seven years. 

In 1995 Chan jumped bail and fled to the mainland. He later moved to Thailand where he worked at a church and became a Christian. 

Last year, Chan turned himself in to the Thai authorities and after eight months in custody, he returned to Hong Kong in January and was arrested at the airport. 

On Monday, he pleaded guilty to rape, robbery and false imprisonment. 

In jailing Chan for eight years, Deputy High Court judge Andrew Bruce noted the defendant's guilty plea and remorse.

But he said the help Chan gave the police wasn't a mitigating factor because it was wholly offset by his escape from Hong Kong. 

The judge also pointed out that although the victim was prepared to provide sexual services for money, she was just as entitled as any other woman to the protection of the law against rape. 


AFRO's Comment:
 
Some may think that female sex workers cannot be raped, like some still think that wives cannot be raped, because they are women who are prepared to provide sex.
 
And the very important point that the judge of this case made is that: IT IS NOT TRUE! Sex workers, like any other women, are entitled to the protection of law against rape and any other forms of violence.

News Reading

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