Resources

Download this resource: HOOK_resource_Client-guide.pdf

This document is a handout produced by NSWP members.

You want the best connection, and we want the best connection. This handout gives you seven tips to make you into a bonafide expert client. If you are working, share this with clients to keep them in the know!

Download this resource: HOOK_resource_Cop-card_english.pdf

This resource is a handout produced by NSWP members.

Frisking may sound like a good time, but the reality is far scarier.This handout offers important tips.

You can download this 2 page document above. This resource is in English.

This document is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

Often, interpreting a client’s intentions is tough –this simple guide helps to make sense from common client phrases.

You can download this 1 page document above. This resource is in English

This resource is a handout produced by two NSWP members.

If you are looking for a doctor while working in the sex industry these tips will help you find the right phyisican.

You can download this 1 page document above. This resource is in English.

Download this resource: Access to Medicines.pdf

One of the initial advocacy priorities identified by NSWP+ (a platform for positive sex workers and others committed to equal rights for sex workers living with HIV)  was treatment access and joining the campaign against trade related restrictions and patents used by large pharmaceutical companies to make huge profits from essential medicines.

This resource is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

It includes five smart and simple tips for maintaining healthy personal boundaries while working in the sex industry.

You can download this 1 page document above. This resource is in English. 

This document is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

Let’s face it: some escorts and their clients are going to PARtY and play! Harm reduction believes people have the right to make informed decisions about what they put into their bodies, including drugs. But how do you keep yourself safe? Here are a few tips to keep YOU safe!

You can download this 1 page handout above. This resource is in English. 

Download this resource: Global Report English.pdf

This global report pulls together the regional reports documenting good practice in sex worker-led HIV programming to provide a global overview.

Download this resource: Regional Report Africa.pdf
This report documents good practices for sex worker-led organisations in four African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, and South Africa.
Download this resource: Regional North America.pdf

This document summarises the experience of sex workers through examples of best practices that serve to share the development of politically influential tools; to strengthen sex workers’ group efforts to become effectively involved in the development of policies and programmes that help to amplify their voices both at regional and international levels.

Download this resource: Regional Latin America.pdf
This document summarises the process for conducting the documenting of good practices led by sex workers. Initiation, planning and delivery of work took place between June and December 2013.
Download this resource: Regional Europe.pdf
The role of this report is to highlight the contribution of four sex worker-led organisations in developing and advancing an evidence-based and comprehensive response to HIV:
  • Tais Plus from Kyrgyzstan,
  • STAR STAR from Macedonia,
  • Rose Alliance from Sweden, and
  • Silver Rose from the Russian Federation. 

Undoubtedly, those community-based organisations exist in diverse social environments – respectively, Central Asia, Central, Western, and Eastern Europe – each of which constitutes a unique milieu for sex work and collective action.

Download this resource: Regional Asia Pacific.pdf
This document summarises the process for conducting the documenting of good practices led by sex workers. Initiation, planning and delivery of work took place between June and December 2013. This documentation of good practices in HIV programming for sex workers includes access to treatment and other priority issues that need to be addressed in each region.
 
The consultation with sex workers, as part of inquiring and exchanging the views of the community, took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was coordinated and monitored by Khartini Slamah.
Download this resource: VAW and Sex work India April 2014.pdf

This resource is a note by NSWP members Veshya Anyay Mukti Parishad (VAMP) and SANGRAM. It summarizes the Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women in India with regards to her observations made in relation to sex worker rights in India. It highlights that the Special Rapporteur called on the Indian Government to review the problematic ITPA (Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act) legislation which criminalizes women in sex work and to take measures to protect the human rights of sex workers.

Download this resource: UN SR VAW INDIA REPORT 2014.pdf

The present Report has been issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences as a result of her official visit to India from 22 April to 1 May 2013. Violence against women in India is systematic and occurs in the public and private spheres. It is underpinned by the persistence of patriarchal social norms and inter- and intragender hierarchies.

This article evaluates four popular claims regarding human trafficking’s international magnitude, trends, and seriousness relative to other illicit global activities. The four central claims frequently made regarding human trafficking are:

The present paper has been produced by a Member of NSWP (Persist Health Project) and is a useful read for service providers seeking to shape their services to the needs of sex workers.

This report deals with the various forms of exploitation experienced by migrant women in the labour market and how legislation designed to police immigration and prevent trafficking often fails to protect these vulnerable women. The report also examines the role of the media in objectifying migrant women through their often negative, stereotypical portrayals.

The present guide is a companion to a study and has been designed for program planners, policy, and decision makers, and civil society organisations that advocate for and work with FSWs and MSM in programs related to HIV and AIDS. It draws upon key findings from the original study and provides details on how to use data for decision making and evidence-based HIV programs, services, and policies, which address the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV), men who have sex with men (MSM), and female sex workers (FSWs) in Côte d’Ivoire.