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'Normal': Documentary Following Migrant Sex Workers in Europe

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With all the conversations on anti-trafficking, we often forget that these are not just concepts and conversations, but complex, lived experiences. The film Normal highlights some of the nuances which are often ignored.

 

An analysis of the implementation of PEPFAR’s anti-prostitution pledge and its implications for successful HIV prevention among organizations working with sex workers

Year: 
2013

Since 2003, US government funding to address the HIV and AIDS pandemic has been subject to an anti-prostitution clause. This clause requires aid recipients to adopt an organizational policy opposing sex work and requires them to keep away from the “promotion of prostitution”. Simultaneously, the efficacy of some HIV prevention efforts for sex work in areas receiving US government funding has diminished. This article seeks to explain the unintended yet adverse effects of the implementation of the pledge through case stories.

You can download this 13 page resource as a PDF below.

NSWP Publishes the Sex Worker Freedom Festival Report

File 1385NSWP has published the Sex Worker Freedom Festival Report. The Sex Worker Freedom Festival (SWFF) was an alternative International AIDS Conference 2012 event for sex workers and allies held in Kolkata in India from 21 to 26 July 2012.  SWFF was an official International AIDS Conference 2012 Hub to protest the exclusion  of sex workers and ensure the voices of those excluded are heard in Washington.

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Sex Work Digest - Issue 7

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Year: 
2014

This is the 7th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This resource is in English.  You can download this 7 page PDF above.

In Memoriam Andrew Paul Hunter | Short Film

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A moving tribute to Andrew Hunter, who was a fierce and dedicated sex worker rights activist. This Youtube video was made by his life partner, Dale.

The video was first presented at an event called 'In Memoriam Andrew Paul Hunter' at UNAIDS, Geneva on 25 February 2014.  The video takes you through Andrew's activism and illustrates the leadership he showed throughout his career.


You can read other tributes to Andrew Hunter here.

NSWP Responds To Amnesty's Draft Policy on Sex Work

The NSWP has responded to Amnesty International’s (AI) draft policy on sex work. AI is currently undertaking a global consultation on sex work with its members. The draft policy proposes the decriminalisation of consensual adult sex work.

Street Based Sex Workers Needs Assessment

Year: 
2014

This resource is an example of needs assessment conducted to assess the needs for women (including trans-women) who engage in street based sex work.

AWID Restates Support for Sex Worker Rights Groups After Criticism from Swedish Anti-Sex Work Campaigners

In response to the open letter to AWID published by the National Organisation for Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Shelters, the Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Empowerment Canters and the Swedish Women’s Lobby, AWID restates their support for sex worker rights organisations and their allies in

Global community-­‐based networks demand pharmaceuticals lower the price of hepatitis C treatment

NSWP joins The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) in expressing concern that exorbitant prices for life-saving hepatitis C treatment will continue to result in unnecessary deaths, including among key populations and people living with HIV.

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La Strada International's statement for International Women’s Day 2014

La Strada International statement for International Women’s Day 2014, “Equality for women is progress for all”

On 8 March 2014, International Women’s Day, La Strada international, the European network against trafficking in human beings, calls for full empowerment and integration of women in all levels of economic, social and cultural activities.