Reporting from the Shadows: Using CEDAW to Advocate for Sex Workers' Rights in Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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2013

The Sex Workers' Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) has published their report Using CEDAW to Advocate for Sex Workers' Rights in Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This booklet is aimed at sex workers, sex worker groups, organisations working with sex workers, women’s groups, drug users’ groups, LGBT groups, human rights organisations and other allies who want to know more about advancing recognition for sex workers’ rights through the United Nations human rights bodies, and in particular, through the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Contents include:

  • A Human Rights Framework for Sex Work
  • CEDAW and Sex Work: What's the Story?
  • Lessons Learned
  • Annex 1: UN Women Statement on Sex Work, Sexual Exploitation, and Trafficking
  • Annex II: CEDAW Submissions
  • Links and Resources 

This resource is useful for all sex workers and sex workers' rights advocates interested in learning about global human rights processes, in particular the UN and CEDAW. This resource also provides examples of CEDAW submittions which NSWP could emulate.

You can download this 90 page PDF above. This resource is available in English and Russian. 

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