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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.

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.

Anti-Trafficking Review: Special Issue – Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Trafficked Persons?

International migration has become a ‘mega trend’ of our times, with more than 260 million migrants living outside their country of origin in 2017. Some move in search of better livelihood opportunities, others flee conflict, environmental degradation or natural disasters, and yet others are deceived or coerced into exploitative work. At the same time, the categories developed by the international community for people on the move—such as smuggled migrants, refugees, or trafficked persons—are increasingly inadequate to capture today’s complex migration flows.

NSWP denounces the harassment, arrests and detention of sex workers in DRC

NSWP denounces the harassment, arrests and detention of sex workers as part of the recently launched ‘Ujana’ programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Нсвп – ежеквартальный отчет перед членами по вопросам, связанным с глобальным фондом

Старший программный специалист НСВП Мик Мэтьюз входит в состав Делегации сообществ в правлении Глобального фонда и регулярно узнает новости об обсуждениях, имевших место в ходе встреч различных комитетов правления фонда. Основные темы обсуждений кратко освещаются ниже.  

Комитет по стратегии

Делегация сообществ уделяет основное внимание четырем вопросам:

1. Методология распределения средств

Rapport Trimestriel sur le Fonds Mondial pour les membres de NSWP

Le responsable principal des programmes de NSWP, Mick Matthews, est membre de la Délégation des communautés siégeant au conseil d’administration du Fonds mondial. Cette délégation est régulièrement informée des discussions qui ont lieu pendant les réunions du comité du conseil d’administration du Fonds mondial. Ci-dessous sont résumés les points principaux abordés durant les récentes réunions.

Informe Trimestral dirigido a miembros sobre temas del Fondo Mundial

El Oficial Superior de Programas de la NSWP, Mick Matthews, es miembro de la Delegación de las Comunidades en la Junta del Fondo Mundial, la cual recibe informes regulares sobre las reuniones del Comité de la Junta del Fondo Mundial. Los temas clave que han sido discutidos en reuniones recientes se resumen a continuación.

性工作者明智指南之CEDAW

本指南致力于对提高NSWP成员对CEDAW的理解,并将其运用于自己的倡导工作中。本指南是由NSWP以及国际女性权利行动督查亚太办公室(IWRAW-AP)一起合作开发的。

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