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Smart Guide: Rights-Affirming International Policies Relating to Sex Work

In recent years a growing number of international organisations have released policies, guidance and recommendations that promote the rights of sex workers and advocate for the full decriminalisation of sex work. It can be difficult for sex workers and sex workers’ rights activists to maintain an awareness of the many policies and recommendations that now exist.

India’s Supreme Court rules that sex workers have the right to refuse services

Last week India’s Supreme Court ruled that sex workers have the right to refuse services, in a landmark case overturning a 2009 ruling in which 4 people were acquitted of rape.

New Zealand CEDAW Shadow Report

The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, with support from NSWP, submitted this shadow report to the 70th CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2017. The report elaborates on the situation of women who are sex workers in New Zealand. It documents the way their situation has been advanced under the New Zealand Model of decriminalisation. The report also highlights disparities that still exist between non-migrant sex workers and migrant sex workers.

Informe sombra al Comité CEDAW sobre la situación de mujeres trabajadoras sexuales en México

Asociación en Pro Apoyo a Servidores(APROASE A.C.), en conjunto con Tamaulipas VIHda Trans, A.C., miembros de la NSWP e integrantes de la Plataforma Latinoamericana de Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual en Latinoamérica PLAPERTS elaboró este Informe sombra para destacar la situación de mujeres trabajadoras sexuales en México ante todas las formas de discriminación ante del Comité del CEDAW. 

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Shadow Report to the CEDAW Committee on the situation of female sex workers in Mexico

Asociación en Pro Apoyo a Servidores (APROASE A.C.) and Tamaulipas VIHda Trans, A.C, with support from NSWP, submitted this shadow report to the 70th CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2017. The Shadow Report draws from consultation with cisgender and transgender sex workers in Mexico, and highlights the diverse forms of discrimination they face.

Shadow Report Guidelines on CEDAW and Rights of Sex Workers

This document aims to provide guidance to nongovernmental organisations engaging with the CEDAW review process and providing alternative information to the CEDAW Committee on the theme of rights of sex workers. It accompanies the Framework on Rights of Sex Workers & CEDAW as a practical tool to aid documentation and analysis using the CEDAW Convention as a frame of reference.

Framework on Rights of Sex Workers and CEDAW

This Framework seeks to connect human rights principles to the debates around prostitution laws and sex work. It is intended to be a tool to inform the rights discourse on sex work in the context of one such international human rights treaty— the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).