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Que pensent les travailleur.se.s du sexe de la loi prostitution?

Le 13 avril 2016, la France adoptait la loi « visant à renforcer la lutte contre le système prostitutionnel et à accompagner les personnes prostituées », devenant ainsi le deuxième pays de l’Union européenne à sanctionner les clients des travailleur.se.s du sexe. Depuis, deux chercheurs, Hélène Le Bail et Calogero Giametta, en collaboration avec 11 associations ont mené une enquête afin de documenter les impacts de cette nouvelle législation sur la santé, les droits et les conditions de vie des travailleur.se.s du sexe en France.

Empower Foundation Resource Library

Empower Foundation has released a new resource library on their website, comprising books, reports, letters and films on a variety of topics linked to sex workers' rights in Thailand. You can access the full set of resources here (most available in English and Thai). 

Smart Guide to CEDAW

This Smart Guide aims to provide NSWP members with increased understanding of CEDAW and its potential for use in advocacy work. The Guide is the result of collaboration between NSWP and the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP). 

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When Situations Go from Bad to Worse: Guidance for International and Regional Actors Responding to Acute Violence Against Key Populations

This resource was developed through the LINKAGES project by representatives of global and regional key population networks, community-based organisations led by and serving key populations, United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations, donors, and defenders of human rights who support and implement HIV programmes. 

What do sex workers think about the French Prostitution Act?

In 2016, France adopted a law criminalising the clients of sex workers. This report focuses on the impact of this new legislation on the health, rights and living conditions of sex workers in the country. 

An 8-page synthesis of this report is available in English above, and the synthesis and full report are available in French on the Médecins du Monde website

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).

Краткое пособие для секс-работников по сопротивлению внедрению "скандинавской" модели

Краткое пособие составлено с опорой на разработанный НСВП набор инструментов по "шведской модели" и посвящено анализу ущерба, причиненного секс-работникам в странах, где была введена "скандинавская" модель. В его основе – опыт членов НСВП, сведения о котором собирались  в ходе совещания с членами сети при помощи анализа документов, проведения глубинных интервью и тематических исследований в отдельных стран.  Цель пособия – помочь членам НСВП и защитникам прав секс-работников активно выступать против предложений ввести "скандинавский" подход в их странах.

性工作者明智指南之挑战北欧模式的推广

本明智指南基于NSWP当前关于“瑞典模式”的工具包,并讨论引入北欧模式国家中性工作者受到的伤害。指南包含通过投稿、深度访谈和咨询中的案例研究所获得的NSWP成员经验。指南旨在加强NSWP成员和性工作者权利倡导者的能力,使其能积极挑战所在国家中对北欧模式的呼吁。

Guía Práctica para Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual para Combatir la Introducción del Modelo Nórdico

Esta Guía Práctica es parte de la ya herramienta existente de la NSWP sobre el “Modelo Sueco”, y da un repaso a los daños causados a las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual en los países donde se ha introducido el Modelo Sueco. Está hecha a partir de las experiencias de los miembros de la NSWP, usando documentos, entrevistas en profundidad y estudios de casos a través de procesos de consultas.