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Sex Work Digest - Issue 18

This is the 18th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from February - April 2016. 

Sex Work Digest - Issue 17

This is the 17th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from November - January 2016. 

Sex Work Digest - Issue 16

This is the 16th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from August - October 2016. 

Sex Work Digest - Issue 15

This is the 15th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from January - July 2016. 

Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report highlights the activities and achievements of NSWP in 2016. These activities include capacity building, providing technical support to regional networks and the development of advocacy tools that bring the human rights of sex workers into focus.

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Trabajando con Refugiados Involucrados en Trabajo Sexual

La Comisión de Mujeres Refugiadas (CMR), en colaboración con la Organización para la Promoción del Género y la Promoción de los Derechos (OGERA), ha publicado esta Nota de Orientación para los trabajadores humanitarios trabajados con Refugiados Involucrados en Trabajo Sexual.

Human Rights Violations of Mothers who are Sex Workers in Hungary

According to the Hungarian legislation on misdemeanor offenses, it is prohibited to arrest someone if this means their underage children will be left without a legal guardian. Despite this regulation, SZEXE, the Hungarian sex worker organisation, reports that there are many sex workers who get drawn into a misdemeanor proceeding and are held in detention for 72 hours before their trial. While they are in detention, their children do not have a legal guardian.

UN Special Rapporteur Visits West Papua

In the wake of several human rights officials being denied entry to West Papua, The UN Special Rapporteur for Health, Dainius Puras’, officially visited West Papua last week. Human Rights Watch notes, “Indigenous sex workers in West Papua are being impacted by a HIV epidemic and lack of adequate healthcare amidst wider systematic denials of human rights and violence perpetrated by the Indonesian military and mining companies.”

The Smart Sex Worker's Guide to Addressing the Failure of Anti-Sex Work Organisations

Sex workers and their allies face significant obstacles in the fight to improve the health and wellbeing of sex workers globally. In the Smart Sex Worker’s Guide: Addressing the Failure of Anti-Sex Work Organisations, NSWP explore the effects of anti-sex work programming and anti-trafficking initiatives that deny sex workers their human rights. The Smart Guide explores organisations whose work puts sex workers at risk, directly or indirectly, and provides key strategies from NSWP members on how to combat these approaches.

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work

The Smart Service Provider’s Guide to ICT and Sex Work is a resource for service providers who want to better understand how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have impacted sex workers and the prevention of HIV. This guide identifies good and bad practice for development and implementing ICT outreach services, based on consultation with sex workers and NSWP member organisations.