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La prévention, le diagnostic, le traitement et les soins du VIH pour les populations clés Lignes directrices unifiées

Dans ces nouveau lignes directrices unifiées sur la prévention, le diagnostic, le traitement et les soins du VIH pour les populations clés, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a regroupé et harmonisé tous les guides existants qui se rapportent aux 5 populations clés – les hommes ayant des rapports sexuels avec des hommes, les consommateurs de drogues par injection, les personnes en prison et autres centres fermés, les travailleurs(ses) de sexe et les personnes transgenres – et met à jour les guides et recommandations sélectionnés.

Good Practice Guide to Integrated Sex Worker Programming

The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), along with the Red Umbrella Programme, a network of 19 South Africa sex worker programmes and 560 peer educators supported by SWEAT, has developed this guide on best practices to comprehensive sex work programming. The guide provides an overview of meaningful sex worker involvement and strategies of moving from programmes “for” to programmes “with” and “by” sex workers.

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Independent Multi-Country Review of Community Engagement in Grant Making & Implementation Processes

The Community, Rights, and Gender (CRG) Department of the Global Fund Secretariat has published this document which shares findings and recommendations for increasing the meaningful engagement of communities in all phases of Global Fund grants. The review summarises lessons learned and good practices for how communities engage meaningfully, and identifies key principles and strategic actions the Global Fund can take to ensure greater accountability between communities, Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs), other key stakeholders, and the Global Fund itself.

NSWP Convenes Consortium Meeting

From 29 January to 2 February 2017, NSWP hosted a meeting with the regional networks part of the sex worker networks’ consortium to share experiences and plan the next year of the Robert Carr Fund for Civil Society Networks’ grant (RCNF) and Bridging the Gaps (BtG) grant. RCNF provides funding to regional networks to offer training to sex workers on the Global Fund and the Sex Worker Implementation Tool.

Simple SIM Cards Provide Sexual Health & Safety for Sex Workers in Uganda

In Uganda, commercial sex work is illegal and perceived as immoral and socially unacceptable. As a stigmatised and often criminalised group, sex workers are frequently the victims of human rights abuses, including sexual violence. Historically, the majority of sex workers have lacked adequate access to information about their rights, safe sex, health services, and equality before the law. In turn, this has significant implications for basic safety, the spread of HIV/AIDs, and unwanted pregnancies.

APNSW hosts Global Fund Training for Sex Workers in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) facilitated a 3-day training in Kathmandu, Nepal from the 21-23 of September. Twenty-three male, female, and transgender sex workers from attended the workshop across the nation. Sex worker participants represented JMMS, Nepal’s National Federation of Female Sex Workers; and Blue Diamond Society, Nepal’s national GLBTIQ representative network.

KESWA and ASWA host 10th Sex Worker Academy Africa

“It’s my first time in the academy and it has really opened my eyes as far as sex worker advocacy and movement is concerned,” said Precious Zuzu.

Zuzu, who is from Swaziland’s Family Life Association, was among 18 participants from Swaziland, Cameroon and Kenya who were selected to attend the 10th Sex Worker Africa Academy (SWAA).

No Turning Back - Examining Sex Worker-Led Programs that Protect Health and Rights

Open Society Foundation have published No Turning Back: Examining Sex Worker-Led Programs that Protect Health and Rights. Stigma, criminal laws, and punitive policing practices harm sex workers, including their health. In response, a growing number of authorities across the world have called for the decriminalisation of sex work. The six case studies in this publication—in Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, South Africa, and Zimbabwe—offer a look at sex worker–led programming that has reduced police abuse, health risks, and other adverse impacts of bad laws and law enforcement on sex workers.

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Seven Country Teams of Sex Workers Trained on Community Empowerment

A regional training on the SWIT (Sex Worker Implementation Tool) took place in Budapest on 21-25 June 2016. Teams from 7 countries attended the training: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Georgia, Macedonia, Serbia. Among them were female, male and transgender sex workers.

Résistance à Travers la Résilience: la Recherche Communautaire dirigée par les Personnes Transgenres et les TravailleurSEs du Sexe aux Étas-Unis

Dans cet article, Sharmus Outlaw, Jill McCracken, et Penelope Saunders donnent un aperçu du rapport Nothing About Us, Without Us: Sex Work, HIV, Policy, and Organizing. Il aborde les expériences des personnes transgenres qui sont également travailleurSEs du sexe – ou qui sont perçues comme telles – et démontre l’incidence des politiques actuelles en matière de VIH/sida sur plusieurs groupes qui sont souvent réduits au silence et exclus des débats.