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Behind the Rescue: How Anti-Trafficking Investigations and Policies Harm Migrant Sex Workers

Behind the Rescue: How Anti-Trafficking Investigations and Policies Harm Migrant Sex Workers is a report produced by Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network), featuring the testimony of 18 Asian migrant sex workers, who contacted Butterfly when they were arrested, detained, and/or deported between May 2015 and August 2016 in Canada.

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USA sex workers resist closures of strip clubs

Efforts to resist the closing of strip clubs in the US are ongoing. Recent police raids have prompted a spotlight on New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) in recent months, as NOLA-based sex workers speak out against “tough on crime” politics affecting their right to work safely.

政策简报:“终止需求”法律对女性性工作者的影响

越来越多的国家在考虑或开始实施性工作法律改革,专注于“终止需求”,即对购买性服务进行刑事定罪。

本政策简报概述了“终止需求”法律制度对女性性工作者人权的影响,提供了研究成果和来自买性被刑事定罪国家的NSWP成员的证词。本文件探讨了这些法律如何不仅没有推动出售性服务的女性的性别平等,还实际上妨碍了他们实现人权。

内容包括:

  • 对女性性工作者的管治和法律骚扰
  • “终止需求”与污名
  • “终止需求”与歧视
    • 获得住房和金融服务
    • 拒绝服务
    • 移徙女性
    • 医疗与社会服务
  • 工作权和安全健康工作场所
  • 性别力量关系
  • 容易遭受暴力
  • 司法保护可及性
  • 容易受剥削
  • 人口贩运
  • 建议

你可以下载这份11页的PDF文件。该资源有中文、英文、法语、俄语和西班牙语的版本。本资源由木林丛英文版本翻译成中文。

Аналитическая записка "Влияние на секс-работниц законодательства о преследовании спроса"

Во все большем числе стран рассматривают возможность провести реформу законодательства о секс-работе, внедрив законы о борьбе со спросом, согласно которым обращение за сексуальными услугами считается преступлением. В аналитической записке с опорой на данные исследования и свидетельства членов НСВП, работающих в странах, где плата за секс считается незаконной, рассматривается воздействие законодательства о борьбе со спросом на соблюдение прав человека секс-работниц.  В документе анализируется, почему эти законы не только не способствуют достижению гендерного равенства для женщин, оказывающих секс-услуги, но и активно препятствуют соблюдению их прав человека. 

Informe de política: El impacto de la legislación 'Poner fin a la demanda' en las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual

Cada vez más países están considerando o implementando reformas legales al trabajo sexual que se enfocan en 'Poner fin a la demanda', el cual criminaliza la compra de servicios sexuales. Este documento explica el impacto de la legislación 'Poner fin a la demanda' en los derechos humanos de las mujeres que ejercen el trabajo sexual a través de la investigación y del testimonio de miembros de la NSWP en países donde se criminaliza pagar por servicios sexuales. Este documento explica cómo estas leyes no solo fracasan en promover la igualdad de género para las mujeres que ejercen el trabajo sexual, sino que también activamente impiden la realización de sus derechos humanos.

Document de politique générale : L’impact des lois visant à mettre fin à la demande de sexe rémunéré sur les travailleuses du sexe

Un nombre grandissant de pays ont commencé à mettre en œuvre la réforme des lois sur le travail du sexe pour « mettre fin à la demande de sexe rémunéré » et criminaliser l’achat de services sexuels ou l’envisagent.

99 sex workers arrested in Hong Kong raids

Following the arrest of 99 migrant sex workers in “one of Hong Kong’s biggest anti vice crackdowns”, NSWP member Zi Teng has called attention to the need to protect the rights and safety of sex workers through decriminalisation and recognition of sex work as work.

Biometric data & surveillance used to target sex workers and minority groups in China

After several years of intensified focus on gathering biometric data and piloting targeted surveillance methods, the Chinese government has established a large police force with the technology to enable a mass detention of sex workers, drug users and Uyghur people, a Muslim ethnic

Policy Brief: The Impact of ‘End Demand’ Legislation on Women Sex Workers

A growing number of countries are considering or implementing sex work law reform focusing on ‘ending demand’, which criminalises the purchase of sexual services. This Policy Brief outlines the impact of ‘end demand’ legislation on the human rights of female sex workers, through research and testimony from NSWP members in countries where paying for sex is criminalised. This document explores how these laws not only fail to promote gender equality for women who sell sex, but actively prevent the realisation of their human rights.

Tel Aviv sex workers resist gentrification and raids

December saw another raid on a sex workers’ workplace in Tel Aviv, with 11 people arrested on charges of running a ‘prostitution ring'. The raids targeted a number of workplaces around the city’s old central bus station.