Resources

This article evaluates four popular claims regarding human trafficking’s international magnitude, trends, and seriousness relative to other illicit global activities. The four central claims frequently made regarding human trafficking are:

Download this resource: Affiche_Ahusadec_DRCongo2013.pdf

This resource is part of a set of four resources developed by NSWP member AHUSADEC.

AHUSADEC’s members have developed tools (Flyers, Posters and different Activity Reports of sex workers and training) related to the fight against HIV / AIDS and the promotion of human rights with the support of Red umbrella Fund and amfAR partners.

You can download this 1 page pdf document above. This resource is in French.

This resource is part of a set of four resources developed by NSWP member AHUSADEC.

AHUSADEC’s members have developed tools (Flyers, Posters and different Activity Reports of sex workers and training) related to the fight against HIV / AIDS and the promotion of human rights with the support of Red umbrella Fund and amfAR partners.

You can download this 2 page pdf document above. This resource is in French.

Download this resource: Dépliant_amfAR_AHUSADEC_2013.pdf

This resource is part of a set of four resources developed by NSWP member AHUSADEC.

AHUSADEC’s members have developed tools (Flyers, Posters and different Activity Reports of sex workers and training) related to the fight against HIV / AIDS and the promotion of human rights with the support of Red umbrella Fund and amfAR partners.

You can download this 2 page pdf document above. This resource is in French.

Download this resource: Dépliant_RUF_AHUSADEC_DRCongo.pdf

This resource is part of a set of four resources developed by NSWP member AHUSADEC.

AHUSADEC’s members have developed tools (Flyers, Posters and different Activity Reports of sex workers and training) related to the fight against HIV / AIDS and the promotion of human rights with the support of Red umbrella Fund and amfAR partners.

You can download this 2 page pdf document above. This resource is in French.

This resource is an example of needs assessment conducted to assess the needs for women (including trans-women) who engage in street based sex work.

This paper uses an example from Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers' Association and argues for more insider research on migrant sex work and trafficking. The paper is detailed and takes the reader through all the ethical considerations, processes and outcomes of a large scale multilingual migrant sex worker research project

The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) has spearheaded a campaign to critically review the draft report by MEP Mary Honeyball which proposes the criminalisation of clients based on factually incorrect and misleading information. 86 academics have signed this letter of critique.

This workshop, from sex worker-led organisation Respect Inc, in Queensland, Australia, is a very thorough introduction to a wide range of issues relevant to sex workers - particularly those working in Queensland, Australia, due to this resources' discussion of the legal situation there, but also for sex workers more generally in terms of issues like safer sex, negotiating boundaries, emotional well-being, and safety tips.

This workshop, from sex worker-led organisation Respect Inc, in Queensland, Australia, is a very thorough introduction to a wide range of issues relevant to sex workers - particularly those working in Queensland, Australia, due to this resources' discussion of the legal situation there, but also for sex workers more generally in terms of issues like safer sex, negotiating boundaries, emotional well-being, and safety tips.

Download this resource: ConStat PDF FrenchSum.pdf

Following a global consultation with members, the NSWP Consensus Statement reaffirms NSWP ’s
global advocacy platform for sex work, human rights and the law. The Consensus Statement is issued on behalf of NSWP members and the sex workers they represent including sex workers of all genders, class, race, ethnicity, health status, age, nationality, citizenship, language, education levels, disabilities, and many other factors.

The statement covers eight rights:

Download this resource: ConStat PDF FrenchFull.pdf

Following a global consultation with members, the NSWP Consensus Statement reaffirms NSWP ’s
global advocacy platform for sex work, human rights and the law. The Consensus Statement is issued on behalf of NSWP members and the sex workers they represent including sex workers of all genders, class, race, ethnicity, health status, age, nationality, citizenship, language, education levels, disabilities, and many other factors.

The statement covers eight rights:

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

The report provides a snapshot of available evidence on the factors that contribute to vulnerability among people who sell sex and use drugs. It draws on experience from harm reduction and sex work communities to explore implications for practice. Existing programmes that reach people who sell sex and use drugs  around the world are highlighted and practical suggestions on how programmes can better serve this overlapping population are offered.

Download this resource: CollateralDamagefinal_GAATW.pdf

The Global Alliance Against the Trafficking in Women's anthology 'Collateral Damage' reviews the experience of eight specific countries (Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Brazil, India, Nigeria, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States). The report attempts to assess what the impact  of anti-trafficking measures have been for a variety of people living and working there, or migrating into or out of these

Download this resource: UOOLivretGererLeTravailDuSexeWeb.pdf

The research project 'Rethinking Management in the Adult and Sex Industry', which led to the resource 'Beyond Pimps, Procurers, and Parasites', highlighted to the researchers that far from the demonised and racialised stereotype of the "pimp", third parties in the sex industry have complex, varied and frequently mundane relationships with sex workers. However, unlike in other industries, third party roles are often criminalised, which impacts upon the ability of sex workers to expect or create a safe working environment.

Download this resource: NordicBrief-FRA.pdf

This briefing from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network considers the impact of the "Swedish" or "Nordic" model on sex workers.  Examining its harmful effects, this paper argues that this approach would not withstand constitutional scrutiny in Canada.

The briefing also makes recommendations to the Canadian Parliament as follows:

  • Parliament should repeal the section of the Criminal Code that makes it an offence to communicate in a public place for the purposes of prostitution
  • Parliament should repeal the bawdy-house sections of the Criminal Code
  • Parliament should repeal the subsections of the procuring sections of the Criminal Code that relate to bawdy-houses
  • Parliament should repeal the section of the Criminal Code that makes it an offence to live on the avails of prostitution
  • Parliament should repeal the reverse-onus subsection of the Criminal Code as it applies to living on the avails of prostitution

For full details you can download this useful 6 page PDF document above.  This resource is in FRENCH.

Download this resource: NSWP Mitglieder Beratung.doc

Resource in German pertaining to the creation of the NSWP Consensus Statement.