Regional updates: Global

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This update is part of the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund grant to provide Global Fund workshops in collaboration with NSWP members. There will be three more updates throughout the year that NSWP will share with members.

NSWP's first update is about the 35th Global Fund Board Meeting, which will take place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on the 26-27th April 2016.

25th April 2016 by NSWP

On the 18th of March 2016, the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) published a report entitled “PrEP for People Who Inject Drugs: Community Voices on Pros, Cons, and Concerns”.

The report is based on three regional consultations and a series of one on one interviews with people who use drugs and other activists. Approximately 75 people from 33 different countries participated in the process.

25th March 2016 by NSWP

Last week the British Journal of Criminology published an article by Lynzi Armstrong entitled “From Law Enforcement to Protection? Interactions Between Sex Workers and Police in a Decriminalized Street-Based Sex Industry”.

4th March 2016 by NSWP

Katherine Koster from SWOP-USA and Matthias Lehmann from Research Project Germany have launched the Sex Workers and Allies Translate, Edit + Design (SWAT) project.

4th March 2016 by NSWP

NSWP is part of Bridging the Gaps – health and rights for key populations. Together with almost 100 local and international organisations Bridging the Gaps partners have united to reach one mission: achieving universal access to HIV/STI prevention, treatment, care and support for key populations, including sex workers, LGBT people and people who use drugs. Bridging the Gaps has published their 2015 Report, which summarises the activities of its funding recipients in the period from September 2011 to December 2015.

21st January 2016 by NSWP

The International AIDS Conference 2016 (IAC) is calling for research abstracts and workshop proposals. It also welcomes activity proposals for the Global Village & Youth programme, a space centered around networking within and between communities. The IAC will take place on 18-22 July in Durban, South Africa.

The IAC is an important space for sharing knowledge and for advocacy for persons living with HIV. The previous edition of the conference, held in 2014, drew criticism from both the sex worker and drug user movements regarding the lack of meaningful representation and participation in the conference of communities who are highly stigmatised, marginalised and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

13th January 2016 by NSWP

Research for Sex Work is a peer-reviewed international journal that incorporates community-led research and lived experiences, and reports on sex work within a rights-based framework. NSWP Is seeking contributions that document and reflect on sex workers’ resistance and resilience to various forms of oppression.

22nd October 2015 by NSWP

The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) have written a briefing paper focussing on the experiences, views, needs, and rights of sex workers who use drugs. The Briefing Paper discusses existing research and writing, and also includes case studies from sex worker-led and drug user-led organisations on the perspectives and experiences of sex workers who use drugs, and on how best to meet the needs of this community.

18th October 2015 by NSWP

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) stands by Human Rights Defender Alejandra Gil and Amnesty International’s decision to adopt a policy to protect the human rights of sex workers, including the full decriminalisation of sex work.

16th October 2015 by NSWP

This is the 13th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period July - September 2015. 

Features in this issue include: Decriminalisation updates from Scotland, New South Wales & South Africa; the raid at Rentboy.com; Amnesty International’s resolution on sex work; and the WHO early release guideline on ART and PrEP.

Resources featured include: new NSWP Smart Guide’s on SWIT & the Global Fund; Research for Sex Work 14; and Economic Empowerment Programmes for Sex Workers in Africa.

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

3rd October 2015 by NSWP