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Sex Work, Health, and Human Rights is the first global [open source] textbook co-written by sex workers and academics about sex workers' diverse health and human rights’ needs. Drawing upon community case studies and academic research from around the world, the book highlights the sustained health and social inequities that sex workers in all of their diversity face. It showcases successful interventions and the resistance, resilience and creativity of the sex worker movements in the face of challenges.
An open letter from Decrim Now calling on UK MPs to oppose further criminalisation of sex work has received over 150 signatures. NSWP have joined organisations such as Amnesty International, Liberty, Freedom United, Stonewall and Sisters Uncut in adding their support to the sex worker-led call, as have unions including GMB and United Voices of the World, and celebrities including FKA Twigs.
NSWP member organisation Butterfly - Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network have launched a campaign making 8 Calls for Justice to promote racial and migrant justice of migrant sex workers and protect their human and labour rights.
The International Committee for the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), one of NSWP’s Regional Networks, have released a joint statement with 8 other European organisations calling for the decriminalisation of sex work in Malta.
The global key population networks GATE, GNP+, INPUD, IRGT, MPact and NSWP mourn the untimely and tragic passing of activist, leader, and dear friend, Jude Byrne of Australia, who was taken from us too soon by cancer.
For over 40 years Jude was a leading activist for people who use drugs. She was also the board chair of INPUD, a global network of people who use drugs that fights for the human rights and dignity of people who use drugs around the world.
NSWP is running a parallel event at CSW65 (Committee on the Status of Women) with the Sex Worker Inclusive Feminist Alliance (SWIFA).
Inclusive Feminist Perspectives on Meaningful Involvement of Sex Workers takes place online on 17th March at 4:30 PM GMT (12:30 EST, 18:30 EET, 19.30 EAT, 23.30 ICT and 03.30 – 18th March – AEDT). The event will be in English with Russian translation.
2nd March 2021, the day before International Sex Workers’ Rights Day, is SheDecides Day. This globally recognised day of action is held to stand up and speak out in support of girls and women's rights over their bodies, their lives and their future. The organisers of the day are united by the belief in the right of every girl and every woman, everywhere, to make the decisions only she should make. “We are committed to a world where SheDecides. Without question.”
The SEXHUM project (Sexual Humanitarianism: Migration, Sex Work and Trafficking) has published the SEXHUM Policy Making Report with policy recommendations on migration, sex work and trafficking globally and in Australia, France, New Zealand and the US.