sex work

Silence on Violence: Improving Safety of Women

Année: 
2012

Silence on Violence: Improving Safety of Women - the policing of off-street sex work and trafficking in London

This report was written in the run-up to the Olympic Games, held in London 2012 and it considers two overacrhing areas related to womens' safety within sex work: the policing of sex trafficking, and within that the policing for the Olymipics; and the general policing of sex workers. The report focusses on off-street sex work as the evidence shows that it very rarely, if at all, involves trafficked women.

2014 Red Ribbon Awards

The 2014 Red Ribbon Award Round is open for nominations until 31 January 2014

On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2013, UN and civil society partners jointly announced a global call for nominations for the 2014 Red Ribbon Award, intended to promote and support community organizations to respond to the AIDS epidemic. Nominations will be accepted until 31 January 2014.

Sex Work Digest - Issue 6

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Année: 
2014

This is the sixth issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This resource is in English.  You can download this 9 page PDF above.

Sex Work Digest - Issue 6

This is the sixth issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This resource is in English.  You can download this 9 page PDF below.

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NSWP launches global consensus statement for International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers

NSWP is publishing the results of a global consultation exercise, carried out with our members in every region, and now written up into all the five languages of NSWP, for December 17th, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

NSW Statement on Proposals to Criminalise the Purchase of Sex in France

This NSWP Statement responds to attempts to criminalise the purchase of sex in France. We condemn these proposals which are ideologically driven rather than evidence-based, and incorrectly view sex work through the prism of ‘violence against women’ whilst also irresponsibly conflating trafficking with sex work.

NSWP Statement: Proposals to Criminalise the Purchase of Sex in France

French lawmakers will vote on Wednesday (4th December) whether to implement a law that penalises the clients of sex workers. Legislators are proposing sanctions, including incremental fines and ultimately up to 6 months in prison for repeat ‘offenders’. The proposed legislation has as its basis the controversial ‘Swedish Model’ which incorrectly purports to ‘decriminalise’ sex workers whilst criminalising clients. The model attempts to ‘end demand’ for sexual services which proponents of the Swedish Model argue leads to increased violence against women and human trafficking. The proposals are ideologically driven rather than evidence-based and incorrectly views sex work through the prism of ‘violence against women’ whilst also irresponsibly conflating trafficking with sex work. The consultation process and proposals excluded the voices of current sex workers and the sex worker rights organisations that advocate for a rights-based approach to policy and legislation.

The French proposals for the criminalisation of clients is not a human rights-based response to sex work. NSWP stands in solidarity with sex workers and sex workers’ rights organisations in France in opposing these proposals to criminalise the clients of sex workers.

You can download the full statement as a 3 page PDF in English below.

Bringing Justice to Health: Legal Empowerment of Marginalised Groups Facilitates Greater Access to Health Services and Rights

A new report launched recently by the Open society Foundation (OSF) examines how legal empowerment projects for various marginalised groups (including sex workers) have changed access to health services.

When sex work and drug use overlap: Considerations for advocacy and practice

Année: 
2013

Harm Reduction International has released a report examining the multiple and varied contexts within which drug use and sex work overlap.

Germany Gets First Professional Association of Sex Work

Germany has formed its first professional association of sex workers to lobby and fight for the rights of sex workers as well as improve their lives and working conditions.

In an interview with Spiegel Online, Johanna Weberb, the founder of the association, said that the association caters to different sex workers working in different fields.