sex work

Costing Data Use Guide For Providing Key HIV Services to Female Sex Workers (FSW) and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Côte d’Ivoire

Year: 
2013

The present guide is a companion to a study and has been designed for program planners, policy, and decision makers, and civil society organizations that advocate for and work with FSWs and MSM in programs related to HIV and AIDS. It draws upon key findings from the original study and provides details on how to use data for decision making and evidence-based HIV programs, services, and policies, which address the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV), men who have sex with men (MSM), and female sex workers (FSWs) in Côte d’Ivoire.

Purchasing Sexual Services in Sweden and the Netherlands. Legal Regulation and Experiences. An abbreviated English version.

Year: 
2004

This Report aims to summarize the arguments for and against the criminalisation of the purchase of sexual services. It first describes the experiences of Swedish and Dutch legal regulation relating to the purchase of sexual services. In Sweden, there is a wish to abolish sex work by way of criminalising the client. In the Netherlands, sex work is allowed within certain limits (only involuntary sex work comes under criminal rules).

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.

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.

The Closing of Sex Worker Detention Centres in Vietnam

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A big step for the health and well-being of all Vietnamese women, men & children

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.

Amnesty Cautions Against the Criminalisation of Clients Clause in Northern Irish Trafficking Bill

The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill proposed by Lord Morrow currently being considered in Northern Ireland could, if passed into law, usefully place support for victims of human trafficking on a statutory basis and amalgamate some existing legislation into one single Act. The Bill includes a clause that recommends the criminalisation of the purchase of sex to reduce demand for trafficking.

NSWP Statement in Response to European Parliament Support for Proposals Criminalising the Purchase of Sex

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Year: 
2014

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) have released a statement strongly condemning the recent EU Parliament vote on the flawed report prepared by MEP Mary Honeyball.

NSWP Statement in Response to EU Support for Honeyball Report

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) have released a statement strongly condemning the recent EU Parliament vote on the flawed report prepared by MEP Mary Honeyball.

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