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In the first Quarter of 2019 the Global Fund activities were dominated by preparations for the 6th Replenishment meeting, to be hosted by the French government in October 2019. The Global Fund will try and raise US$14 billion, which is 15% or US$1.8 billion more than was raised during the 5th replenishment period.

Posted 19 March 2019 by NSWP

Sex workers attending the Commission on the Status of Women were concerned by comments made about sex work during the panel of a side event yesterday. The side event ‘Free to Decide, Free to Choose’ was sponsored by the French and Swedish governments, and discussed sexual and reproductive health and rights. Comments from the Swedish Women’s Lobby during the event suggested that no woman’s rights can be respected while sex workers exist.

Posted 14 March 2019 by NSWP

Sex workers in Scotland and across the UK have formed groups in two unions – GMB and United Voices of the World – to advocate for improved working conditions and decriminalisation of sex work. Sex workers in Scotland launched a new adult entertainment branch of GMB in February, and United Voices of the World began working with strippers and other sex workers in 2018.

Posted 5 March 2019 by NSWP

NSWP has launched a new map of sex work laws around the world, featuring information on laws used to regulate and criminalise sex work in 221 countries and regions.  

Posted 28 February 2019 by NSWP

A new coalition is calling for the decriminalisation of sex work in New York. Decrim NY was officially launched at the end of February, led by people in the sex trades "whether through choice, circumstance, or coercion".

Posted 27 February 2019 by NSWP

This Briefing Note outlines the key areas within social protection systems that must be addressed in order to meet the needs of sex workers.

Posted 26 February 2019 by NSWP