Resources

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

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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.

You can download this 11 page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English.

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.

Download this resource: BPPP PressReleaseUPR3.11.15.pdf

Example of a press release by an NSWP member.

This press release provides information about an advocacy campaign targeting the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

You can download this 1 page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English.

Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) programmes have achieved some success in reducing violence by clients, police and gangs against female sex workers, largely through advocacy and community mobilisation. However, violence persists in sex workers' relationships with their intimate partners - their husbands or lovers.

Download this resource: SUSO Africa BP_PDF version.pdf
For this briefing paper, case studies focusing on economic empowerment programmes for sex workers with rehabilitation elements were documented across 4 African countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda.
 
Download this resource: THE RIGHTS PROCESS.pdf

This publication documents the lessons learned from the process of implementing a four-country research project on sex work and violence through the narratives and reflections of those who participated in the research since its inception in 2011. The publication was commissioned by the Centre for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalization (CASAM) in consultation with APNSW, UNDP, UNFPA and P4P (Asia-Pacific regional offices in Bangkok). Funding for the travel to conduct interviews towards this documentation was provided by UNDP.

Download this resource: Rights-Evidence-Report-2015-final.pdf

The regional report of this multi-country study contains findings and recommendations to address violence experienced by sex workers in Asia.  Sex workers experience extreme physical, sexual, emotional and economic violence at work, in health care and custodial settings, in their neighbourhoods and in their homes. This violence denies sex workers their fundamental human rights — to equal protection under the law; protection against torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; and their right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

The Anti-Trafficking Review is published by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), a network of over 100 NGOs worldwide focused on promoting and advancing the human rights of migrants and trafficked persons.

This Review explores what happens to the money and how the money to combat human trafficking is spent that is allocated by governments and private donors to stop human trafficking and to assist people who have been trafficked.

This publication includes a selection of activities undertaken and achievements made during the first 28 months of the Bridging the Gaps programme.

Download this resource: SW Digest Issue 10 Oct - Dec 2014.pdf

This is the 10th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This issue's theme is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

This resource is in English.  You can download this 9 page PDF above.

This booklet has been written for women, men and transgender people working in the UK sex industry. It contains information and advice about keeping safe which mostly comes from those who know best – sex workers. It contains tips and strategies to protect their personal safety.

This booklet provides general safety advice for sex workers in different situations and different work places. It also provides guidance on personal safety such as to plan ahead before leaving to work, alcohol and drug use, and potential violent situations.

Download this resource: Band4PunishingSuccess_0.pdf

Explanation of Band 4 of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and its Implications for Civil Society and Key Populations