Resources

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.

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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/AIDS (ICW) was written in collaboration with NSWP earlier in 2015. It is a position statement on the rights of Sex Workers Living with HIV.

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

Download this resource: SUSO Report Africa. final EN.pdf

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.

Download this resource: SW Digest Issue 12 Apr - Jun 2015.pdf

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.

A new public health context to understand male sex work

Researching male sex work offers insight into the sexual lives of men and women while developing a more realistic appreciation for the changing issues associated with male sex work. This type of research is important because it not only reflects a growing and diversifying consumer demand for male sex work, but also because it enables the construction of knowledge that is up-to-date with changing ideas around sex and sexualities.

Download this resource: we work together EN.pdf

Working Together is a guide to increase and improve the meaningful involvement of the community sector in all aspects of national responses to HIV, with an emphasis on national planning and decision-making processes.

Working Together is based on the understanding and evidence that community sectors have a vital role to play in action on HIV. However, communities often benefit from practical support and the exchange of ideas to strengthen their coordination, consultation and representation.

Who this guide is for and how it can be used

Download this resource: beijo abril grafica.pdf

 

Mitos e fatos

A Copa do Mundo é um pretexto para boatos e disparates sobre tráfico de mulheres exploradas sexualmente, e esses boatos são pretextos para oprimir a prostituição. Esses boatos surgiram na Copa do Mundo de 2006 na Alemanha, na de 2010 na África do Sul e na Copa de 2014 no Brasil, e nada foi comprovado.

Desde o século XIX são construídos discursos e criados estigmas sobre a prostituição, que ainda confinam as prostitutas ao gueto da doença.

This document provides ten reasons why decriminalising sex work is the best policy for promoting health and human rights of sex workers, their families, and communities. Removing criminal prosecution of sex work goes hand-in-hand with recognizing sex work as work and protecting the rights of sex workers through workplace health and safety standards. Decriminalising sex work means sex workers are more likely to live without stigma, social exclusion, and fear of violence.

Download this resource: DUPI-A_War_on_Women_who_Use_Drugs.pdf

The so-called ‘war on drugs’ is, in reality, a war on people who use drugs. But this is not a symmetrical war: instead, the war on drugs is a lens through which various other wars are fought, with certain groups being subject to disproportionate abuse, human rights violations, stigma, and police attention. As was noted in the Violations of the Human Rights of People who Use Drugs document of INPUD’s Drug User Peace Initiative, the war on drugs has notably been a war on people of colour, on young people, and on the poor.

Sex Work and Drug Use

Download this resource: SW Digest Issue 11 Jan - Mar 2015.pdf

This is the 11th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This resource is in English.  You can download this 10 page PDF above.

Download this resource: ICASO CCM Alert EN.pdf

This document provides information and practical guidance for civil society organizations and key population networks on the updated Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Eligibility Requirements which came into effect on January 1, 2015.

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This report shares highlights and insights from the four recipients of AWID’s “Innovation Seed Grants” whose projects focused on advancing the rights of sex workers. These projects reflect the culmination of a process of engagement and collaboration between AWID and diverse sex worker groups and coalitions around AWIDs 2012 International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development.