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MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights, The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) are proud to announce the formation of The Red Beacon Group - a new initiative for providing technical assistance for key populations aimed to reduce barriers to s

Posted 24 May 2019 by NSWP

Sex workers in Belgium have launched a new campaign calling for the decriminalisation of sex work, and social and legal protection for sex workers. UTSOPI is calling on the Belgian government to create statutes to protect sex workers as self-employed workers, and repeal laws on soliciting advertising and third parties.

Posted 23 May 2019 by NSWP

Sex worker organisations and other human rights groups have condemned the arrest and violent mistreatment of women by police, who arrested more than 100 women at nightclubs in Abuja last week. It has been reported the women were arrested under sex work laws, although many of the women deny being sex workers.

Posted 6 May 2019 by NSWP

This special issue of the Anti-Trafficking Review highlights some of the current achievements of, and challenges faced by, the global sex workers' rights movement. Contributors examine the ways in which organising and collectivisation have enabled sex workers to speak up for themselves and tell their own stories, claim their human, social, and labour rights, resist stigma and punitive laws and policies, and provide mutual and peer-based support.

Posted 29 April 2019 by NSWP

The South African Government is considering a policy on decriminalisation of sex work, according to President Ramaphosa. The President told a number of organisations at an event last week that the government would: "finalize the outstanding legislation such as the prevention and combating [of] hate crime, the hate crime bill and victim support services. We will work with all stakeholders to develop policy around the decriminalization of sex work."

Posted 2 April 2019 by NSWP