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Sex Work Digest - Issue 9

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2014

This is the 9th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This special issue includes coverage of the International AIDS Conference 2014 in Melbourne.

This resource is in English.  You can download this 14 page PDF above.

Apologies that we ommitted to feature the recipients of the Robert Carr Research Award, presented at IAC 2014, in this issue.  A full article about the award recipients will appear in the next issue.  The research project Sex Work and Violence: Understanding Factors for Safety and Protection was selected as the first recipient of the award. The project is overseen by a regional steering committee that included the Centre for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalisation , the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and Partners for Prevention, which is a joint UN initiative working on gender-based violence.

The research report itself is due to be launched in December 2014.

DRC-based Sex Worker Rights Group Wins 2014 Red Ribbon Award

The red ribbon is a global symbol in the movement to address AIDS. The Red Ribbon Award, presented every two years at the International AIDS Conference (IAC), is designed to honour and celebrate community based organisations for their outstanding initiatives that show leadership in reducing the spread and impact of AIDS.

Community Guide to WHO ARV Guidelines launched: WHO commits to further resources for communities

On 22 July 2014, at the International AIDS Conference, the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW! launched a new Community Guide, Driving the HIV response, developed in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2013 Guidelines on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for treating and preventing HIV.

Driving the HIV Response: A community guide to the WHO 2013 ARV Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection

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2014

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW! developed this Community Guide in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2013 ARV guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV. It aims to assist community leaders and civil society organisations to:

SASOD receives the Red Ribbon Award at the 20th International AIDS Conference

Guyana-based NSWP member organisation, SASOD (The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination) was honoured with the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for Advocacy and Human Rights earlier this week, during a special session at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

Pre-IAC Sex Worker Meeting Releases Consensus Statement, whilst Sex Workers vent their Frustrations at IAC’s Lack of Commitment in ensuring Meaningful Community Participation

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In the lead up to the official opening of the 20th International AIDS Conference, currently being held in Melbourne, Australia, sex workers from 30 countries met on the 18th and 19th of July, 2014, to discuss issues of significance affecting our communities and to strategise the promotion and advocacy of these issues within various conference forums.

WHO Publishes Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Care & Treatment for Key Populations at IAC

New guidelines aimed at improving HIV programming for key populations were launched this weekend in Melbourne at the 20th International AIDS Conference.

The Desiree Alliance boycotts the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne Australia

NSWP member Desiree Alliance have boycotted the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne Australia. 

Desiree Alliance's boycott letter of the 2014 International AIDS Conference

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This resource is a press release from NSWP member Desiree Alliance.

You can download this 1 page documnt above. This resource is in English.

NSWP Statement on MH17 Tragedy

It was with great sadness that we learnt of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 brought down en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. The realisation that a number of our friends, colleagues, fellow HIV activists and advocates were on board has been a tremendous shock to all of us here at NSWP.

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