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This Report aims to summarize the arguments for and against the criminalisation of the purchase of sexual services. It first describes the experiences of Swedish and Dutch legal regulation relating to the purchase of sexual services. In Sweden, there is a wish to abolish sex work by way of criminalising the client. In the Netherlands, sex work is allowed within certain limits (only involuntary sex work comes under criminal rules).

Report on the Activities
of the Coordinator in London

August 26 - September 3, 2004

This brief report is to inform NSWP members and the board about the activities that the coordinator participated in during my visit to London and Brighton, August 26 - September 3, 2004. Mainly I was invited to the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD +10), and to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) used the opportunity and invited me to consult with them about preparing the training. I also "skipped" one day to go to Brighton for a meeting with Cheryl Overs, Senior Officer for Focused Prevention at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. The week made several activities possible.

Rio de Janeiro, 30 March 2004

Ref: Protest

Dear Papua New Guinea Embassador:

The NSWP is a non-governmental non-profit organization founded in 1990 to advocate for sex workers health and human rights. With more than 300 organizations and projects throughout the world, the NSWP works closely with major international health agencies, such as UNAIDS and WHO.

April 6, 2004

Human Rights in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Every year, when Carnival is close, anti-sex work campaigns are launched throughout Brazil. Some are justifiable, such as the anti child sex work, but we all know that it opens the door for the most conservative sectors of the society to jump on our necks.

Apology to Cheryl Overs

From: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
University of New South Wales

Subject: Apology from Clearinghouse
Date: Friday September 3, 2004

This resource is useful for empowering members of the sexing working community in the UK with detailed knowledge as to what specific strategies are used by the police when policing sex workers. This resource has been categorised as 'community knowledge' because it can be used to add to and build on our community knowledge around how the police interact with sex workers; not because the police are part of the sex worker community.

This Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) strategy recognises the adverse impact prostitution has on individuals and communities. It recognises that prostitution often has a pivotal position in stimulating or maintaining other, more measurable forms of local crime, such as robbery and drug dealing. It recognises the links it can have with level 2 and level 3 organised and cross-border crime, especially trafficking, protection, corruption and extortion. Above all this strategy recognises the physical and emotional damage prostitution can cause to vulnerable individuals.

The consultation is to obtain views on ethics review of social care research. Comments are welcomed from those working in social care research and practice communities, from service users/carers or organisations representing them and from members of the public with an interest in research. The consultation follows the six criteria for consultation set out in Cabinet Office Code of Practice.

Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP) or Self-Determination Applied to Research: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary First Nations Research and Some Options for First Nations Communities

The principles of ownership, control, access and possession (OCAP) crystalise themes long advocated by First Nations in Canada. Coined by the Steering Committee of the First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey, the principles are discussed as an expression of self-determination in research. The key notions outlined in this paper relate to the collective ownership of group information; First Nations control over research and information; First Nations’ management of access to their data and physical possession of the data.

On 8 October 2004 the report on The Purchase of Sexual Services in Sweden and the Netherlands. Regulation and Experiences. A Report from the Working Group on the Legal Regulation of the Purchase of Sexual Services was handed over to Odd Einer Dorum, the Norwegian Minister of Justice and Police Affairs The report was published in the Ministry of Justice and Police Affairs report seres for the year 2004.


Table of Contents

Ethical dilemmas in sex work research – S. Wahab and L. Sloan - 3

Alternate ethics, or: Telling lies to researchers – L. Agustín - 6

Collaborative research-community partnerships: The CAL-PEP case - 8

From subjects to partners: Experience of a project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – P. Longo - 9

The Tenofovir trial controversy in Cambodia. Can a trial be considered ethical if there is no long-term post-trial care? – Kao Tha et al - 10

Hijras in sex work face discrimination in the Indian health-care system – V. Chakrapani, P. Babu and T. Ebenezer - 12