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NSWP Statement on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

17th December 2018 marks the 15th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

For fifteen years, sex workers around the world have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers. The issues faced by sex workers often vary from region to region, due to different laws, social and cultural contexts, but one common issue faced by all sex workers is their vulnerability to and experience of violence.

Guía Comunitaria: El impacto del estigma y la discriminación en las poblaciones clave y sus familias

Este recurso es una guía comunitaria para el Documento de Políticas: El impacto del estigma y la discriminación en las poblaciones clave y sus familias. Proporciona una descripción general del documento de políticas completo y comparte recomendaciones clave para los formuladores de políticas y los proveedores de servicios de salud.

Documento de Políticas: El impacto del estigma y la discriminación en las poblaciones clave y sus familias

El estigma social y los marcos legales punitivos a menudo impiden severamente la realización de los derechos de las poblaciones clave para criar familias libres de interferencias y discriminación. Las experiencias de los grupos de poblaciones clave (gais, bisexuales y otros hombres que tienen sexo con hombres, personas que usan drogas, personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual y personas transgénero) son diversas y están informadas por los diferentes niveles de criminalización, estigma y discriminación, y por factores individuales como el estatus socioeconómico, género, raza y estado de salud. También hay muchos desafíos comunes que enfrentan las poblaciones clave al ejercer su rol de padre o madre.

New study finds criminalisation of sex work increases and normalises violence

A new study from researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has found that criminalisation and repressive policing of sex work, including in countries with the 'Nordic Model', is linked to increased risk of violence, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Document de Politique Générale: L’impact de la stigmatisation et de la discrimination sur les populations clés et leurs familles

La stigmatisation véhiculée par la société et les cadres juridiques punitifs entravent les droits des populations clés à élever une famille sans avoir à subir ni ingérence ni discrimination. Les expériences des groupes de populations clés (hommes gays et bisexuels, autres hommes qui ont des rapports sexuels avec des hommes, usagerÈREs de drogues, travailleurSEs du sexe et personnes transgenres) sont diverses et variées et dépendent du degré de criminalisation, de stigmatisation et de discrimination mais aussi de facteurs propres à l’individu tels que son statut socioéconomique, son genre, sa race et son état de santé. En tant que parents, les membres des populations clés rencontrent néanmoins les mêmes types de problèmes.

Associations between sex work laws and sex workers’ health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies

This systematic review and meta-analysis, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), has found that sex workers who have experienced 'regressive policing' (including arrest, extortion and violence from police), are three times more likely to experience sexual or physical violence. The study examines the impacts of criminalisation on sex workers’ safety, health, and access to services, using data from 33 countries. Sex workers' health and safety was found to be at risk not only in countries where sex work was criminalised, but also in Canada, which has introduced the “Nordic model”, where purchasing sex is specifically criminalised.

NSWP joins international alliance to organise HIV2020

NSWP has joined an alliance of key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and supporters has formed to organise an international community-led HIV conference in 2020, following the decision to host the 2020 International AIDS Conference in the USA.

HIV2020: NSWP joins international alliance to organise alternative community-led conference in 2020

An alliance of key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and supporters has formed to organise an international community-led HIV conference in 2020, following the decision to host the 2020 International AIDS Conference in the USA.

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