NSWP, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, emphatically condemns the actions of the USA’s Department of Homeland Security and federal prosecutors in New York for the raid on the offices of Rentboy.com and the arrests of seven of its staff members.
Research for Sex Work is a publication intended for sex workers, activists, health workers, researchers, NGO staff and policymakers. It is published annually by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and is governed by an Editorial Board consisting of sex workers, staff of support organisations and researchers.
The theme for this issue is sex work as work. The journal is published in English and Spanish.
This briefing paper calls for the decriminalisation of sex work and sets out Tampep International’s arguments against the abolitionist feminist lobby groups that work to undermine the promotion of policies that seek to decriminalise all aspects of sex work.
NSWP Statement in Support of Amnesty International in Chinese, English, French, Spanish, and Russian.
These guidelines were developed by Stella, l’amie de Maimie for instances where Stella’s participation is sought in research projects. The document sets out some guiding principles both on the part of the researchers and Stella.
You can download this 2 page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English.
This document sets out the standards that Wonetha expect researchers and other inquirers to maintain when carrying out research. Standards pertain to anonymity, reimbursement of costs incurred by sex workers and staff in taking part in research.
You can download this 1 page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English.
Research into sex work is all too often perpetrated upon the sex worker community by outsiders who use individual sex workers as a bridge to gain access to participants. In recent times, sex workers have begun to demand appropriate payment from researchers who need our assistance and have critiqued research that is sloppy or morally biased.
These guidelines titled, 'A note to researchers, students, reporters, and artists who are not sex workers' were devloped by Maggie’s Toronto–
This resource advises people outside of the sex worker community – who are interested in doing research on sex work – how to engage with sex workers.
You can download this 1 page guide as PDF above. This resource is in English.
This Policy Brief is a short summary of evidence for action drawn from: The Right(s) Evidence: Sex Work, Violence and HIV in Asia - A Multi-Country Study and recent key studies and guidance including The Lancet Special Series on Sex work and HIV and the WHO Consolidated Guidance for K
Report of a meeting of civil society experts and advocates held in Barcelona in April 2015 convened by Open Society Foundations. The meeting discussed the iimplications of the Global Fund's new funding model for middle income countries and access to medicnes.
You can download this 21 page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English.
This background paper was prepared for a meeting held in Barcelona, Spain in April 2015. The paper is titled: 'Access to Medicines” and discusses the implications of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM) with regard to access to medicines.
You can download this resource as a 14 page PDF above. This resource is in English.
This discussion paper was prepared for a meeting held in Barcelona, Spain in April 2015. The paper is titled: “Influencing Global Fund Policies and Practices to Advance Human Rights” discusses the implications of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM) for middle income countries.
You can download this 28 page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English
This Africa Regional Report documents case studies of economic empowerment programmes in 6 African countries: Democratic Republic of Congo; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Nigeria; and Uganda. There are relatively few economic empowerment programmes for sex workers led by sex workers in Africa. As such this regional report evaluates both successful and failed economic empowerment programmes by sex worker-led organisations and non-sex worker-led organisations.
This is the 12th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period April - June 2015.
This resource is in English. You can download this 10 page PDF above.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) hosted its first ‘Expert Consultation Meeting STIs among Sex Workers’ meeting in October 2014 and has now released its public report of the meeting. NSWP was represented at the meeting.