The NSWP Strategic Review is a review of the 2010-15 strategic plans of NSWP. The review was led by an independent consultant. It used five research methods: a survey of all NSWP members, consultation with selected members, in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, a focus group discussion with staff and a literature review. The NSWP Strategic Review aims to inform the development of a new NSWP strategic plan for 2016-20.

Download this resource: SW Digest Issue 13 July - Sept 2015.pdf

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; 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 above.

Download this resource: NSWP Annual Report 2014.pdf

The Annual Report highlights the activities and achievements of NSWP in 2014. These activities include capacity building, providing technical support to regional networks and the development of advocacy tools that bring the human rights of sex workers very strongly into focus.

Download this resource: NSWP Statement rentboy com.pdf

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 and the arrests of seven of its staff members.

Download this resource: R4SW 2015_issue14_PDFV.pdf

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.


Download this resource: Smart Guide to HIV and Sex Work.pdf

Prior to the 2010 International AIDS Conference, the Smart Person's Guide to HIV and Sex Work was released in order to clarify current policy and action items relating to HIV and the role of sex worker organisations in responding to this

The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to SWIT provides a short summary of the key points in ‘Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers: Practical Approaches from Collaborative Interventions' or the 'SWIT', in plain English. The guide can be used by sex workers and sex worker organisations who are designing or running programmes for sex workers. It may also be useful as an advocacy tool when advocating for rights-based services.

The Smart Sex Worker's Guide to The Global Fund is aimed at sex workers as a quick reference guide to help sex workers understand the Global Fund and its complex structures.

This guide for journalisists was written and put together by individuals who work for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in South Africa that advocate for sex worker rights, and specifically the decriminalisation of sex work.  In their work, they have come across dangerous journalistic practices and unethical behaviour by journalists, writers, editors and researchers. They are part of a consortium of organisations that compiled a resource for journalists and writers entitled Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa – A Guide for Journalists and Writers.

Download this resource: TAMPEP Briefing Paper 2015.pdf

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.

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.

Download this resource: A-note-to-researchers_Maggies.pdf

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 statement by the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) was written in collaboration with NSWP earlier in 2015.

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