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New publications on sex work - Open Society Foundations

Three new publications relating to sex work have been released by the Open Society Foundations.

Laws and Policies Affecting Sex Work

This reference brief aims to clarify terms and illustrate examples of alternatives to the use of criminal law as a response to sex work. Laws and policies on sex work should be based on the best available evidence about what works to protect health and rights. They should optimise sex workers' ability to realise the right to due process under the law, the right to privacy, the right to form associations, the right to be free of discrimination, abuse, and violence, and the right to work and to just and favourable conditions of work.

Ten Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work

This document provides ten reasons why decriminalising sex work is the best policy for promoting health and human rights for sex workers, their families, and communities. Removing criminal prosecution of sex work goes hand-in-hand with recognising sex work as work and protecting the rights of sex workers through workplace health and safety standards. Decriminalising sex work means sex workers are more likely to live without stigma, social exclusion, and fear of violence.

Criminalizing Condoms

How Policing Practices Put Sex Workers and HIV Services at Risk in Kenya, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Zimbabwe.

Now Open: Online Discussions LIVING 2012: The Positive Leadership Summit

Announcement from GNP+ (In English, French and Spanish)

Now Open: Online Discussions LIVING 2012: The Positive Leadership Summit

In the lead up to LIVING 2012: The Positive Leadership Summit, the 13th International Conference for people living with HIV, the Global Network of People living with HIV and the LIVING 2012 partnership started further e-consultations as of 23 May.

Sex Worker Freedom Festival - IAC 2012 Kolkata. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION - SATURDAY 30 JUNE

Register for the Sex Worker Freedom Festival here

Registration forms available in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Russian.

Come and join us in Kolkata! 

(Video courtesy of ANPSW)

Information for attendees of the Sex Worker Freedom Festival

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2012

Useful information for attendees of the Sex Worker Freedom Festival: the alternative International AIDS Conference 2012 event, Kolkata, India.  21 to 26 July 2012.

FDA panel backs Truvada as PrEP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee, has recommended Truvada for approval for prescription as HIV prevention for those most at risk of infection.  

Sex Worker Freedom Festival - IAC 2012 Kolkata. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & SCHOLARSHIPS - SUNDAY 13 MAY 24.00

Register for the Sex Worker Freedom Festival here

Application forms available in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Russian.

Come and join us in Kolkata! 

(Video courtesy of ANPSW)

 

IAC 2012 - Calcuta

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Anuncio del Festival de las Libertades de las Personas que ejercen el Trabajo Sexual: El evento alternativo a la Conferencia Internacional sobre SIDA 2012 para las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual y aliados.

Del 21 al 26 de Julio | Swabhumi, Calcuta, India.

CIS 2012 - Calcutta

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Annonce du Festival des Travailleurs du sexe pour la Liberté: une alternative à la Conférence Internationale sur le SIDA de 2012 pour les travailleurs du sexe et leurs alliés.

Du 21 au 26 Juillet 2012 | Swabhumi, Calcutta, Inde.     

Public Health Crisis: The Impact of Using Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in New York City

PROS Network (Providers and Resources Offering Services to sex workers) participated in two studies in New York around the impact of policies that use of condoms as ‘evidence of prostitution’.

Public Health Crisis: The Impact of Using Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in New York City

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Year: 
2012

PROS Network (Providers and Resources Offering Services to sex workers) participated in two studies in New York around the impact of policies that use of condoms as ‘evidence of prostitution’. This report written by the PROS Network and Leigh Tomppert of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, which was funded by Open Society Foundation and the Elton John Foundation, compares the findings of the two studies.