Asia and the Pacific

Integrated Biological Behavioural Surveillance Survey and Size Estimation of Sex Workers in Fiji: HIV Prevention Project

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2012

This research is the first large scale quantitative research on sex workers in Fiji. It has enabled an understanding of the nature and extent of sex work in Fiji, rates of HIV and STI infection among sex workers and their knowledge and behaviour around safer sex practices. This research will compliment valuable insights gained from previous qualitative research. The findings from this research will assist in the appropriate targeting and provision of education, resources and health care services to a group previously defined by UNAIDS as a most-at-risk population.

Sex Worker Protest Action Dominates Agenda at Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Sydney sex workers are extremely pleased at the reception they received from the wider community following their protest action at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) over the weekend. The annual FODI was held at Sydney’s iconic Opera House over 30-31 August, and featured a number of speakers with firmly established abolitionist perspectives of sex work.

Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas slammed by activists for promoting anti-sex work themes

Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas slammed by activists for promoting anti-sex work themes and excluding a sex worker perspective

Papua New Guinea’s Health Minister Vows to Introduce Legislation Decriminalising Sex Work

Sex workers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are hopeful that following the recent International AIDS Conference (IAC), held in July 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Papua New Guinea’s Health Minister, Honourable. Michael Malaba, will keep his public commitment to introduce legislation that decriminalises sex work and same sex relationships.

Scarlet Alliance

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Redfern
Australia
Contact email: 
info@scarletalliance.org.au
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Sex workers are involved and lead every aspect of Scarlet Alliance. All staff, volunteers and leadership are sex workers. We are governed by an elected executive board that is also sex worker only. We have 2 tiers of organisational membership - full membership for sex worker organisations who are peer led and associate members who do not meet full requirements of membership are involved without voting rights.

The Obituary of Li Jun, Leader of Taiwanese Sex Workers' Movement

 

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Photo: Li Jun, Pioneer of the Sex Workers’ Movement 

NSWP joins the sex worker rights movement in mourning the passing of a pioneer in the Taiwanese sex worker rights movement. Below is a obituary honouring the life and work of Li Jun published by COSWAS.

Community Mobilisation and Empowerment of Female Sex Workers in Karnataka State, South India: Associations with HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk

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2014

A series of behavioural-biological surveys in 2008 and 2011 in four districts of Karnataka found that mobilising female sex workers is central to effective HIV prevention programming. Defining community mobilisation exposure as low, medium or high, the study revealed female sex workers with high exposure to community mobilisation are: