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Updated news regarding the global fund and sex workers, including transition for sex workers in countries who will not be eligible for funding through the Global Fund in the future; selection of Global Fund Board Leadership; and the search for the new Executive Director.
This regional report evaluates both successful and failed economic empowerment programmes by sex worker-led organisations and non-sex worker-led organisations. The aim of the report was to document the lessons learnt and good practice examples to help build and strengthen the capacity of sex worker organisations working to promote the human rights of sex workers and to document sex worker-led responses in Africa.
This paper offers an overview and critique of mapping, population size estimates, and unique identifier codes and how they are used. Some of the threats associated with these practices, and the strategies that are used to keep people safe and data confidential and secure, are discussed.
This issue ncludes: Editorial, Sex Worker Politics and the Term ‘Sex Work’, Beyond Sex Work as Work, The German Prostitution Law: An Example of the ‘Legalisation of Sex Work’ Support for Sex Workers as Occupational Support? , Criminal, Victim, or Worker, United States Organising, Sex Workers Talk About Occupational Health in New York City. The Influence of Time to Negotiate on Control in Sex Worker-Client Interactions, and Report on Experience: Decriminalised Sex Work and Occupational Health and Safety in New Zealand.
NSWP hopes that this advocacy toolkit will highlight the harms associated with this approach of criminalisation, both in relation to the simplistic and crude understandings of sex work and of sex workers that are used to justify the law, and in relation to the direct outcomes of the resulting legal framework of criminalising the purchase of sex. In contrast to claims that the Swedish model is a necessary and effective approach in protecting women from violence and exploitation, sex workers in Sweden note worrying consequences of the law in terms of their safety and wellbeing.
This briefing paper, "An Overview of Access to Medicines," provides an overview of those trade frameworks and is designed specifically for sex workers and groups who wish to have a basic background in these issues in order to join the global campaign for access to medicines.
This issue of research for sex work reflects a small shift. Here, HIV and sex work don't mean an array of epidemiologically oriented studies, but the frame for critiques of and questions about policy, laws, and programmes. Articles not written by sex workers themselves base their conclusions on what sex workers say. Here, no one tells sex workers how to run their lives.
This NSWP briefing paper provides an overview of the new HIV prevention tools on the horizon, including microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), vaccines, and ‘treatment for prevention’. It details the possible positive and negative impacts of these as identified by sex worker organisations. Finally, it explores how sex workers’ advocacy can influence the development and introduction of these tools in ways that maximise usefulness and minimise risk to sex workers.
This NSWP briefing paper explains how sex work is conflated with trafficking; the legal framework; how demand for sex work is conflated with trafficking; the dangers of conflating trafficking with sex work, its impacts on sex workers’ lives and work; the impact on sex worker programming; and offers some recommendations for policy makers, donors and for civil society.
This report documents good practices for sex worker-led organisations in four African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, and South Africa.
This study was conducted in four countries in Latin America in which the NSWP has members: Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. A Regional Advisory Group whose main function was to supply feedback during the design, implementation and final revision of the project oversaw the study.
This Consensus Statement follows global consultation with NSWP members, whose membership comprises more than 160 sex worker organisations in over 60 countries across the globe, including local, regional, and national networks. Representing NSWP’s global advocacy platform for sex work, human rights, and the law, this Consensus Statement is issued on behalf of NSWP members and the sex workers they represent, including sex workers of all genders, class, race, ethnicity, health status, age, nationality, citizenship, language, education levels, disabilities, and many other factors.
This document summarises the process for conducting the documenting of good practices led by sex workers in the Asia Pacific region. Initiation, planning and delivery of work took place between June and December 2013.
The role of this report is to highlight the contribution of four sex worker-led organisations in developing and advancing such an evidence-based and comprehensive response to HIV: Tais Plus from Kyrgyzstan, STARSTAR from Macedonia, Rose Alliance from Sweden, and Silver Rose from the Russian Federation.
This briefing paper was developed in line with the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) priority to highlight the needs and rights of male sex workers (MSW) and presents an overview of some of the main issues faced by MSW globally; it also highlights some of the advocacy and activism efforts by MSW communities that have challenged these issues.