Resources

Download this resource: Positive SW Demands.pdf

HIV prevention efforts are being scaled up globally, to target sex workers as a key affected population in the HIV response. The voices and experiences of sex workers living with HIV are too often rendered invisible: this means that the additional needs and rights of sex workers living with HIV are often overlooked in forums that support the rights of general populations of people living with HIV. This paper sets out the demands of positive sex workers articulated by sex workers themselves.

This resource is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

Caught with your pants down? We promise not to leave you in the cold. These simple tips come from the pros just for you.

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This resource is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

It is a useful guide to a variety of tools to help you reduce your risk of getting or transmitting an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). The ways to help prevent HIV transmission do not necessarily work to prevent other STIs. 

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This resource is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

Escorts from HOOK pulled their experience to bring you this list of tips to keep you giving your all on and off the clock!

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Download this resource: HOOK_resource_Client-guide.pdf

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. The organisations documented are:
  1. Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme (BHESP) in Kenya,
  2. Aids ACODEV Cameroon in Cameroon,
  3. SISONKE in South Africa, and
  4. Women’s Organisation Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA) in Uganda.
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. 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.
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. 
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.
 
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: