female sex workers

Canada's First National Study on the Sex Industry Launched

In Canada, Bill C-36, which has been roundly criticised by sex workers, looks likely to pass, in its original form.

Parenting and Money Making: Sex Work and Women’s Choices in Urban Uganda

Year: 
2010

Based upon detailed life histories of 96 Ugandan sex workers, this article documents the pathways women take into sex work through marital separation and the subsequent need to support children via rural-urban migration to obtain wage work in Kampala.

"Yeah, he's my daddy": Linguistic Construction of Fictive Kinships in a Street-Level Sex Work Community.

Year: 
2010

The article examines how language helps the construction of fictive kinships networks (family-like structures among marginalized populations) amongst Southwestern U.S. street-level sex workers. These networks establish ties and obligations - as well as power structures - between members of the community.

Empower video: Women's House Productions

Check out Empower's video pitch for Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World. 

Sachumi and her friends are sex workers in Thailand and leaders in Empower Foundation. They want to have the skills and resources to create their own production company to make their own films by sex workers, about sex workers!  Visit www.5MinutestoChangetheWorld.org to find out more about how you can join them to help empower women and girls.

NSWP - WHO Community Consultation Report - updated

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Year: 
2012

This document has been updated following discussions at the consensus meeting on the need to highlight explicitly the responses provided on collective empowerment. 

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) oversaw a civil society consultation of sex workers commissioned by the WHO to gather feedback on their proposed guidelines for evidence-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in low- and middle-income countries.

NSWP - WHO Community Consultation Report - updated

This document has been updated following discussions at the consensus meeting on the need to highlight explicitly the responses provided on collective empowerment. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing guidelines for evidence-based interventions
for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in low- and
middle-income countries.

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) oversaw a civil society consultation of sex workers commissioned by the WHO to gather feedback on the proposed guidelines and produced this report, entitled:

'Female, Male and Transgender Sex Workers' Perspectives on HIV & STI Prevention and Treatment Services: a global sex worker consultation.'

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NSWP - WHO Community Consultation Report - archived

Year: 
2012

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) oversaw a civil society consultation of sex workers commissioned by the WHO to gather feedback on their proposed guidelines for evidence-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in low- and middle-income countries.

NSWP - WHO Community Consultation Report - archived

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing guidelines for evidence-based interventions
for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in low- and
middle-income countries.

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) oversaw a civil society consultation of sex workers commissioned by the WHO to gather feedback on the proposed guidelines and produced this report, entitled:

'Female, Male and Transgender Sex Workers' Perspectives on HIV & STI Prevention and Treatment Services: a global sex worker consultation.'

Maggies, POWER and the Ontario Court of Appeal

This news story by Jessica Smith appeared in the Metro Ottawa on June 13 2011 under the headline 'Group Defends Prostitutes' Call for Decriminalization'.

 

A group that represents prostitutes in the capital region is bringing the views of those sex workers to the Ontario Court of Appeal this week. Today, the federal and provincial governments will begin their appeal of a judge’s ruling that struck down laws criminalizing operating or working in a brothel, communicating for the purpose of prostitution and living off the avails of prostitution.

Last year Superior Court Judge Susan Himel ruled the criminal code provisions unconstitutional because they endanger sex workers.

John Mathenge of the Kenyan Sex Workers Alliance speaks up in New York

Marchers in New York called on donors at the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS to keep their promises and finance the HIV response.

"29-year-old John Mathenge, a Kenyan sex worker and country coordinator of the Kenyan Sex Workers Alliance, said he came to the UN so that the voice of the male, female, and transgender sex workers could be heard. As a sex worker, as with the many sex workers who are barred from entry into the US, he detailed the difficulties he had to obtain an entry visa into the US.