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The Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care project, known in west Africa as PACTE-VIH, addresses the critical gaps in programming for key populations — specifically female sex workers and their clients, and men who have sex with men — across west Africa. As part of project closeout (July 2017), PACTE-VIH developed an "insight" series of lessons learned throughout five years of implementation. This resource highlights the importance, lessons learned, and tips for replicating activities to engage media in HIV programming with key populations.
The global sex workers’ rights movement calls for ‘third parties’ because it recognises the diversity of relationships that exist between sex workers and others in the organisation and facilitation of sex work. The term ‘third party’ can include a range of individuals, including but not limited to, managers, brothel keepers, receptionists, maids, drivers, landlords, hotels who rent rooms to sex workers, and anyone else who is seen as facilitating sex work
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.
Briefing on the expansion of the 'Mexico City Policy.' On 13 January 2017, the US President announced the reintroduction and expansion of the ‘Mexico City Policy’, also known as the Global Gag Rule, a policy that bans awarding US global health funds to non-governmental organisations working outside of the US that perform, actively give information about, or promote the decriminalisation of abortion. On 15 May 2017, the United States Administration held a press briefing to launch the expanded ‘Mexico City Policy’, which the new administration has renamed
‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Plan’.
This ‘Smart Sex Worker’s Guide’ is a reference to help sex worker organisations inform and design programmes they want included in their national Funding Request.This Guide describes the key points of the Global Fund Strategy, looks at what they mean for sex workers, and explores the opportunities for sex work organisations to use the strategy to strengthen sex workers’ capacity to engage in Global Fund processes and influence sex worker programmes funded through the Global Fund.
In partnership with with the Associação Solidariedade Cristã e Ajuda Mútua (ASCAM), a civil society organization in the capital of Luanda, the LINKAGES team has worked to overcome challenges to follow up with sex workers who test positive for HIV and may be in need of beginning or restarting antiretroviral treatment. To resolve this challenge and boost follow-up, the LINKAGES team and ASCAM implemented two different strategies.
This brief was developed to encourage and inform gender-integrated HIV prevention, care, and treatment programming for sex workers in Kenya. It can be used by individuals and organizations that deliver services to sex workers; those participating in program design and monitoring and evaluation; and decision makers and funders supporting the programs. It is one in a series of briefs on the Nexus of Gender and HIV among key populations most affected by HIV: men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. Information relevant to individuals who are members of multiple populations can be found across the series.
Un grupo de trabajo internacional ha llenado un vacío de programación mundial con el lanzamiento de una herramienta de toma de decisiones ética probado y validado para su uso en las organizaciones basadas en la comunidad del VIH. La herramienta, llamada ' decisiones difíciles ', es el resultado de un riguroso proceso de tres años, y está diseñado para un empleado o compañero trabajador de apoyo para utilizar cuando se enfrentan a un dilema ético.
Un groupe de travail international a comblé une lacune de programmation globale avec la sortie d'un outil de prise de décision éthique testé et validé pour utilisation dans les organisations communautaires liés au VIH. L'outil, appelé 'décisions difficiles,' est le résultat d' un processus rigoureux de trois ans, et est conçu pour un travailleur de soutien employé ou pairs à utiliser lorsqu'ils sont confrontés à un dilemme éthique.
An international working group has filled a global programming gap with the release of a tested and validated ethical decision-making tool for use in community-based HIV organizations. The tool, called ‘Difficult Decisions’, is the result of a rigorous three-year process, and is designed for an employee or peer support worker to use when faced with an ethical dilemma.
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.
Based on the wider collection of papers, this article presents three major clusters of recommendations:
- HIV programmes focused on sex workers should be prioritised, developed and implemented based on robust evidence.
- National political will and increased funding are needed to increase coverage of effective sex worker HIV prevention programmes in low- and middle-income countries.
- Comprehensive, integrated and rapidly evolving HIV programmes are needed to ensure equitable access to health services for individuals involved in all forms of sex work.
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.
Standard operating procedures (SOPs) and minimum standards will support the design and implementation of quality HIV interventions in Mozambique. The SOPs and minimum standards will standardize and quantify the intervention package and define the services and ensure uniformity of terms, definitions and systems.
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.