Resources

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.

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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 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/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.