Community Guide: The Decriminalisation of Third Parties

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Year: 
2017

This resource is a Community Guide to the The Decriminalisation of Third Parties policy brief. It focuses on the human rights violations that occur when third parties are criminalised, and why NSWP and its members advocate for the decriminalisation of third parties.

Contents include:

  • Laws against third parties obstruct HIV prevention in contravention of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Recommendation 200
  • Laws against third parties force sex workers into more dangerous and harmful working conditions
  • Laws against third parties are used by authorities to prosecute and harass sex workers directly
  • Laws against third parties are used to prosecute first and family members of sex workers
  • Laws against third parties are used by authorities to harass sex workers and limit their access to housing and services
  • Third party relationships under decriminalisation
  • Conclusion and recommendations

You can download this 5 page PDF above. This resource is available in English, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.