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La Plataforma Latinoamericana de personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual, PLAPERTS, informa: en el Marco de las actividades por el día internacional de las trabajadoras sexuales, 02 de Junio del presente año, se presentó al presidente del Congreso de la República del Perú, la iniciativa de propuesta de ley que reconoce el trabajo sexual.

Posted 14 Octubre 2015 by NSWP

Sex workers were joined by human rights activists in Nakuru County, Kenya in protest of the murder of four female sex workers. According to the Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA), seven sex workers have been killed over the past month. Members of KESWA suspect these are serial killings. Four sex workers were killed in the past week while three additional murders were only discovered when investigations were being conducted.

Posted 14 Octubre 2015 by NSWP

El lunes 14 en el MCP se presentó la propuesta final y finalmente se aprobó y se envió el día 15 de septiembre al Fondo Mundial. El proceso participativo para la construcción de la propuesta se realizó mediante consultas en diálogos nacionales, en las que participaron representantes de distintas comunidades como trans, Trabajadoras Sexuales, PVVS, indígenas amazónicos, se realizaron en Lima 5 junio y 5 septiembre en función de las regiones que se van a intervenir, con la finalidad de conocer la problemática que pudiera ser incorporada.

Posted 12 Octubre 2015 by NSWP

A male sex work organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya is set to launch Africa’s first ever savings scheme by male sex workers. HOYMAS, a member of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), will launch the savings and credit scheme (SACCO) on September 11 at an event that will include representatives from UNAIDS, SOAAIDS, the Government of Kenya as well as other organisations.

Posted 15 Septiembre 2015 by NSWP

A coalition has been launched to push for the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa. The Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work is a collective consisting of sex workers, activists and human rights defenders. It was launched in Cape Town on August 27.

Posted 14 Septiembre 2015 by NSWP

NSWP, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, emphatically condemns the actions of the USA’s Department of Homeland Security and federal prosecutors in New York for the raid on the offices of Rentboy.com and the arrests of seven of its staff members.

This action appears to be a blatant, morally-driven discriminatory attack on gay consensual sex. The New York Times Editorial Board have stated that the criminal complaint that resulted in this raid was so saturated with sexually explicit details, it’s hard not to interpret it as an indictment of gay men as being sexually promiscuous.’ Many USA activists, LGBT community members and commentators have highlighted the increasing climate of homophobia that they identify as having accompanied the tenures of Mayor De Blasio and the Commissioner of NYPD, William Bratton.

NSWP’s opposes all forms of criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work (including sex workers, clients, third parties, families, partners and friends). The term ‘third parties’ includes managers, brothel keepers, receptionists, maids, drivers, landlords, hotels who rent rooms to sex workers and anyone else who is seen as facilitating sex work. Sex workers and our allies actively campaign for full decriminalisation of sex work for a number of reasons, including promoting safe working conditions and labour rights for sex workers; Increase access to health services and reduce sex workers’ risk of HIV and STIs; Increase sex workers’ access to justice; Reduce police abuse and violence; Help to tackle exploitation and coercion when it does occur.

Sex workers need to be able to communicate openly with clients and managers without constantly fearing arrest, police harassment or worse. Sex workers often use advertising websites to screen clients for their own safety.

The timing of this raid could not be more acutely out-of-step with the overwhelming body of evidence and the findings of international bodies such as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, who recommend that governments should work towards the decriminalisation of sex work and The Lancet which recently published a special series on HIV and Sex Workers, which also recommends the decriminalisation of sex work.

Amnesty International’s global movement recently voted to adopt a policy to protect the human rights of sex workers, including the full decriminalisation of sex work at their International Council meeting this August. Amnesty joins a growing list of other major international agencies such as the World Health Organization, Human Rights Watch and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women in the call for decriminalisation of sex work.

You can download this 2 page statement below.

Posted 1 Septiembre 2015 by NSWP

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, (AFAO), the national body whose membership is made up of national peer-led organisations, including, Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers’ Association; the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL); and the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA); recently published a series of articles in its flagship magazine-style publication,

Posted 25 Agosto 2015 by NSWP

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) thanks Amnesty International for standing firm with sex workers and passing the resolution calling for the full decriminalisation of sex work.

Sex workers and sex worker rights activists across the world have been campaigning tirelessly these past few weeks to highlight the importance of a call for the full decriminalisation of sex work. Many sex worker groups and allies across the world wrote to Amnesty International’s Secretary General in support of the proposed policy on sex work. One such letter, from Empower Foundation in Thailand - which has been advocating for the rights of Thai sex workers for over 30 years - wrote:

“Criminalization has not led to increased human rights or reduced abuses; it has only led to more stigma and more real crimes.’

Amnesty International joins other major international agencies such as UNAIDS, WHO, Human Rights Watch, the Lancet, GAATW in the call for the full decriminalisation of sex work. Sex workers and our allies’ campaign for the full decriminalisation of sex work to: Promote safe working conditions and labour rights for sex workers; Increase access to health services and reduce sex workers’ risk of HIV and STIs; Increase sex workers’ access to justice; Reduce police abuse and violence; Help to tackle exploitation and coercion when it does occur.

NSWP membership comprises 237 sex worker-led organisations in 71 countries across the globe, including local organisations as well as national and regional networks. Our regional networks in the Global South and Global North represent many thousands of sex workers who actively oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work.

Posted 11 Agosto 2015 by NSWP

Trabajadoras Sexuales Organizadas e Independientes, Bailarinas de Table Dance, Meseras, y empleadas de diferentes lugares de trabajo, realizaron este 30 de Julio día Internacional contra la Trata de Personas, una marcha para protestar contra los operativos realizados por la Fiscalía de Trata de Personas de la Procuraduría del Distrito Federal. Con mantas y pancartas exigieron el alto a las acciones ministeriales que las victimizan y las violentan como resultado de la ley de trata de personas.

Posted 11 Agosto 2015 by NSWP

En Coatzacoalcos Veracruz se violaron los derechos de un trabajador sexual, esta violación fue debido a por vivir con VIH se le despido de su  empleo que era un bar.

Posted 11 Agosto 2015 by NSWP

Empower Foundation, the Thai sex worker organisation has written a letter of support to Amnesty International.

Posted 7 Agosto 2015 by NSWP

En  México, en el estado de Tamaulipas, se presentó el desabasto de medicamentos antirretrovirales afectando la salud de las personas que viven con VIH, así como a personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual y que viven con este diagnóstico.

Posted 5 Junio 2015 by NSWP

Por séptimo año consecutivo en el Perú, este 2 de Junio se conmemorará el Día Internacional de la Trabajadora Sexual. Este año las organizaciones que integran la Plataforma de Personas que Ejercen el trabajo sexual PLAPERTS, ha organizado distintas actividades, siendo una de las más resaltantes la entrega al Congreso de la República, de la propuesta del Proyecto de Ley de reconocimiento al Trabajo Sexual, una ley que busca un lineamiento de igualdad de Derechos laborales y la no discriminación de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual, salud y Seguridad en el Trabajo, reducir las violaciones de los Derechos Humanos y la regulación y ordenamiento en el marco de las leyes laborales del país.

Posted 5 Junio 2015 by NSWP

Geneva- Representatives of U.S..-based sex worker rights organisations will travel to Geneva, Switzerland next week, March 15-21st, to meet with members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), and to call for greater human rights protections. As the HRC prepares for a review of the U.S.’ human rights record later this spring, civil society organisations from throughout the U.S.. are travelling to Geneva to educate members about violations of civil, political, economic and social human rights in the U.S.. 

Posted 12 Marzo 2015 by NSWP
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NSWP está extendiendo el plazo para las solicitudes de Columbia y Ecuador (un corresponsal con sede en cada país) para mejorar la cobertura de noticias y eventos regional en la región NSWP de América Latina.
 
NSWP valora la diversidad y fomenta las candidaturas de personas con experiencia en el trabajo sexual y da la bienvenida a solicitudes de todos los sectores de la comunidad.
 
Posted 11 Marzo 2015 by Anelda Grové

March 3, YANGON: Sex workers experience extreme violence at work, in health care and custodial settings, in their neighbourhoods and homes, according to a study conducted in four Asian countries.

Posted 3 Marzo 2015 by NSWP

Commission on the Status of Women

Fifty-ninth session 9-20 March 2015

Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”

Posted 27 Febrero 2015 by NSWP

NSWP is pleased to announce three new job vacancies.

NSWP values diversity and encourages applications from individuals with sex work experience but also welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Our core values are:

Posted 25 Febrero 2015 by Anelda Grové

Community representatives from JMMS, NUNN and Blue Diamond Society upon completing ITPC Treatment Literacy Training, Kathmandu, Nepal, January, 2015. Photo attributed to NUNN Nepal. 

Posted 25 Febrero 2015 by NSWP

Kathmandu-based female sex workers who inject drugs now have access to a new drop-in space and access to a peer-staffed harm reduction project.

Posted 25 Febrero 2015 by NSWP

Asia Catalyst, an NGO which focuses on the health and human rights of marginalised communities in China and South East Asia recently released an extensive 79 page report, “My Life is Too Dark to See the Light: A Survey of the Living Conditions of Transgender Female Sex Workers in Beijing and Shanghai”.

Posted 25 Febrero 2015 by NSWP
On Friday, 19 February, Transgender Europe (TGEU) called attention to the fact that 34 countries in Europe still do not allow trans people to change their legal name and gender without having to undergo humiliating and abusive procedures. With the release of a new video on legal gender recognition, TGEU demands action to reform gender recognition laws in Europe.
Posted 24 Febrero 2015 by NSWP

A bill introduced in the Scottish Parliament calls for new powers to increase penalties for human trafficking. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill was introduced on December 11 2014.

Posted 23 Febrero 2015 by NSWP

This just in from NSWP's European correspondent:

A new research report from Malmö University, commissioned by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU), criticises the so-called Swedish Modelof social policy on sex work, concluding that claims of the policy’s success have been greatly exaggerated.

Posted 5 Febrero 2015 by NSWP