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Why sex work should be decriminalised in South Africa

Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) have released a new report recommending the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa, in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of women, and respond to the HIV pandemic.

Mozambique CEDAW Shadow Report

Sex workers in Mozambique experience high levels and multiple forms of violence. Despite constant dialogue with the Government, the police act as protectors of sex workers, but they can also be perpetrators of violence. The relationship between sex workers and health unit professionals can also be problematic. This shadow report, submitted by sex worker-led Mozambican organisation Tiyane Vavasate Association during the 73rd CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2019, highlights these issues.

Botswana CEDAW Shadow Report

Sisonke-Botswana and Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV and AIDS (BONELA) submitted this shadow report during the 72nd CEDAW Session, which took place February-March 2019. The report elaborates on the situation of cisgender and transgender women who are sex workers in Botswana. The report focuses the criminalisation of sex work; violence, abuse, and failure to act on reports of violence by police; stigma and discrimination faced by sex workers in accessing health services, and lack of free antiretrovirals for migrants.

Serbia CEDAW Shadow Report

In February 2016, following pressure from fundamental feminist and abolitionist organisations, the Serbian government criminalised the purchase of sexual services through amendments to the Public Law and Order Act. Sex workers were ignored during discussion that preceded the adoption of the law. Selling sex remains criminalised. Criminalisation of the purchase of sexual services in Serbia has increased sex workers’ vulnerability to violence and marginalisation and reduced their access to services. Police continue to perpetrate violence against, extort money from, and ignore reports of violence against sex workers. Fundamental feminist and abolitionist discourse has increased the exclusion of sex workers from the women’s and LGBT organisations in the country.

Ежегодный отчет 2018

Ежегодный доклад содержит описание деятельности и достижений НСВП за 2018 год. На протяжении этого года организация среди прочего проводила обучающие мероприятия, оказывала техническую помощь региональным сетям и занималась разработкой адвокационных инструментов, с помощью которых можно продемонстрировать необходимость соблюдения прав человека секс-работников. 

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Rapport annuel 2018

Le rapport annuel fait le point sur les activités de NSWP et les résultats obtenus pendant l’année 2018. Ces activités concernent le renforcement des capacités, l’aide technique apportée aux réseaux régionaux et le développement d’outils de plaidoyer pour la promotion des droits humains des travailleurSEs du sexe.

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STOPAIDS position paper: Supporting the full decriminalisation of sex work

STOPAIDS has published a new position paper supporting the decriminalisation of sex work, designed to support STOPAIDS members to advocate for decriminalisation within their own advocacy and programmes, and support the global sex worker rights movement.