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Herramienta de Implementación para la Persona que Ejerce el Trabajo Sexual (SWIT)

La Herramienta de Implementación para la Persona que Ejerce el Trabajo Sexual (SWIT por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece consejos prácticos sobre la programación eficiente de VIH e ITS para las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual. Comparte evidencias que respaldan la necesidad de despenalizar el trabajo sexual, involucrar a las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual en el desarrollo de políticas y el empoderamiento y autodeterminación de comunidades que ejercen el trabajo sexual como un componente fundamental en la lucha contra el VIH.

Инструмента реализации программ для секс-работников (СВИТ, SWIT)

Инструмента реализации программ для секс-работников (СВИТ, SWIT)   является практическим руководством по проведению эффективных программ по ВИЧ и ИПП для секс-работников.  В нем содержатся доказательства того, что в рамках борьбы с ВИЧ необходимо декриминализовать секс-работу, вовлекать секс-работников в разработку политики, а также уделять внимание расширению возможностей сообществ секс-работников.  Документ был подготовлен с опорой на рекомендации в отношении ВИЧ и секс-работы, подготовленные в 2012 году совместными усилиями ВОЗ, ЮНФПА, ЮНЭЙДС и НСВП.  Пособие будет полезно секс-работника

Statement: Overlooked, Ignored, Forgotten? No longer: groups call for an end to transphobia in Asia Pacific

This press release accompanies the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health policy briefing on transgender rights and HIV in the region. The press release details the health crisis that faces transgender people in Asia Pacific, and calls for more and better quality research and data that is transgender specific, rather than treating transgender people as a subset of MSM. It recommends strategies to tackle the stigma and marginalisation that make transgender people so vulnerable to HIV and discrimination.

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Criminalising Condoms: how policing practices put sex workers and HIV services at risk in Kenya, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Zimbabwe.

'Criminalising Condoms' details the experiences of sex workers and outreach services across six countries (Kenya, Namibia, Russia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United States). It finds that where any degree of criminalisation exists (whether of sex workers themselves, or of activities relating to sex work), condoms are used as evidence of sex work. This forces sex workers to choose between carrying safer sex supplies, thus attracting the deleterious attentions of the police, or working without condoms in the hope that the police will refrain from harassment - but also without the supplies that would protect them from HIV.

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - marking 17th December in Kenya

Sex workers from KESWA and ASWA in Nairobi staged a protest marking International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on 17th December.  Thousands of sex workers joined with gay activists and organisations to condemn the ‘Kill the Gay, Uganda Bill’ and marched on City Hall. 

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UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work and Annexes 2012

Note: This report has been updated, following agreement with UNAIDS in January 2012 to revisions in the document.  

This resource was officially launched in December 2011 as a separate report from the Advisory Group at the UNAIDS Secretariat in Geneva, during the 29th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board and has now been integrated into the UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work as annexes and published by UNAIDS. 

Human Trafficking, Sex Work Safety and the 2010 Games

In relation to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, public statements were made which project an alarming increase in this human trafficking. These claims are inconsistent with the evidence in this research document, that trafficking and mega-events are not linked.

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Source: AsiaCatalyst.org
 
The 2010 "Strike Hard Campaign" (police crackdowns) put in place a zero tolerance policy on sex work, gambling and drugs all across China. While many brothels and popular clubs were closed ultimately sex workers continued work out in more remote areas. This geographic shift cut people off from essential health services, HIV/AIDS education, and even funeral services for women who die while cut off from their families.

Here in its first major report The China Sex Worker Organization Network Forum trained its members to document the effects of the crackdown.