Decriminalisatiion of sex work

Advocating for Decriminalisation of Sex Work in Africa

The sex worker rights movement in Africa has been advocating for sex work to be recognised as work for nearly twenty years now. With regard to sex work, African countries fall in three broadly distinct groups. First, those countries that criminalise the sex worker; second, those countries that do not criminalise sex work but do not recognise it as work (e.g. DRC, Burundi, Cameroun, Mali, Algeria); the third group recognises sex work as work even though it is still considered to be an illegal activity (e.g. South Africa, Kenya).  

Why Sex Work Should Not Be a Crime: Red Umbrella March Leaflet

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2014

This leaflet for the 2nd Annual Red Umbrella March in Vancouver has been produced by an NSWP member.

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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

UNAIDS Briefing Note on the Legal Status of Sex Work

UNAIDS have drafted a briefing note on the legal status of sex work emphasising the key human rights and public health considerations.

The briefing note clarifies five issues that are often a source of contention with the anti-sex work lobby. The points that the UNAIDS briefing note clarify include:

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