Where our members work

NSWP is a network of over 150 organisations and groups from over 60 countries around the globe that must endorse the aims of NSWP and confirm their commitment to NSWP core values: acceptance of sex work as work; opposition to all forms of criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work (including sex workers, clients, third parties, families, partners and friends); supporting self-organisation and self-determination of sex workers.  NSWP is organised across five regions, each of which has two representatives on the Board of Directors.

Click on the names of the regions to learn more about the member organisations and groups that have chosen to make their information public, or click on the red umbrellas on the map to learn about specific member organisations or groups.

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Regional updates

Explanation of Band 4 of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and its Implications for Civil Society and Key Populations

20th November 2014 by NSWP | Region: Global

Position paper presented at the 32nd Board Meeting of the Communities Delegation outlining areas of concern identified and reported in the global report published in November 2014.

You can download this 3 page PDF as a resource above. This resource is in English.

18th November 2014 by NSWP | Region: Global

Communities Delegation of the Global Fund: Global Report on the Engagement of Key Populations in the Global Fund's new Funding Model.

The report identifies six areas of concern reported by key population communities related to their engagement in the Funding Model. The engagement of key population communities is an explicit requirement of the Global Fund's Funding Model. These areas of concern will need to be addressed if the engagement of key population communities is going to be meaningful and lead to improved outcomes for these communities.

18th November 2014 by NSWP | Region: Global

This 73-page report documents government abuses against transgender people in Malaysia. In research in four Malaysian states and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur, Human Rights Watch found that state Religious Department officials and police regularly arrest transgender women and subject them to various abuses, including assault, extortion, and violations of their privacy rights. Religious Department officials have physically and sexually assaulted transgender women during arrest or in custody, and humiliated them by parading them before the media.

14th November 2014 by NSWP | Region: Asia and the Pacific

 A “working paper” prepared as background to Building on the Evidence: An International Symposium on the Sex Industry in Canada

 

This paper is a result of a research programme in Canada’s sex industry: workers and their intimate partners, managers and clients.

20th October 2014 by NSWP | Region: North America and the Caribbean

This is the 9th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This special issue includes coverage of the International AIDS Conference 2014 in Melbourne.

This resource is in English.  You can download this 14 page PDF above.

Apologies that we ommitted to feature the recipients of the Robert Carr Research Award, presented at IAC 2014, in this issue.  A full article about the award recipients will appear in the next issue.  The research project Sex Work and Violence: Understanding Factors for Safety and Protection was selected as the first recipient of the award. The project is overseen by a regional steering committee that included the Centre for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalisation , the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and Partners for Prevention, which is a joint UN initiative working on gender-based violence.

The research report itself is due to be launched in December 2014.

7th October 2014 by NSWP | Region: Global

Quality of family planning services and integration in the prevention of vertical transmission context

Perspectives and experiences of women living with HIV and service providers in Cameroon, Nigeria, and Zambia

24th September 2014 by NSWP | Region: Africa

This tool has been launched by The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS. It is designed for care workers to use when faced with an ethical dilemma in their work with children and families of key populations, such as people living with HIV, sex workers or people who use drugs. The tool includes example dilemmas and how they were resolved, a code of ethics, standalone worksheets, video clips, and ‘orientation slides’ to help people deliver a 3-hour orientation to their colleagues.

23rd September 2014 by NSWP | Region: Global

This tool has been launched by The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS. It is designed for care workers to use when faced with an ethical dilemma in their work with children and families of key populations, such as people living with HIV, sex workers or people who use drugs. The tool includes example dilemmas and how they were resolved, a code of ethics, standalone worksheets, video clips, and ‘orientation slides’ to help people deliver a 3-hour orientation to their colleagues.

23rd September 2014 by NSWP | Region: Global

This tool has been launched by The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS. It is designed for care workers to use when faced with an ethical dilemma in their work with children and families of key populations, such as people living with HIV, sex workers or people who use drugs. The tool includes example dilemmas and how they were resolved, a code of ethics, standalone worksheets, video clips, and ‘orientation slides’ to help people deliver a 3-hour orientation to their colleagues.

23rd September 2014 by NSWP | Region: Global