Regional updates: North America and the Caribbean

Our members are listed on the left or you can click the red umbrellas on the map.

Regional Board Members

Shaunna-May Trotman (Guyana Sex Work Coalition), Guyana

Natasha Potvin (Peers Victoria Resources Society), Canada

NSWP Regional Network

The Caribbean Sex Workers Coalition (CSWC) is a regional network of organisations representing female, male and transgender sex workers. It was founded in 2011 and is based in Georgetown, Guyana.

News articles from North America and Caribbean region are listed below.

Regional updates

25th August 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

Recently, VICE News posted a short documentary called “Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens.” The film introduces viewers to the lives of LGBT youth who, having been forced from their homes or rejected by their families, live in an underground Kingston Town storm shelter, known locally as a “gully.”

19th August 2014 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean

GAATW and the Freedom Network call on the US House of Representatives to drop H.R.4703

19th August 2014 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean

GAATW and the Freedom Network call on the US House of Representatives to drop H.R.4703

13th August 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

Last month a new chapter of the USA-wide network of Sex Workers Outreach Projects launched in Sacramento, California.

13th August 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

Monica Jones, who, in April, was found guilty of manifesting prostitution, asked the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn her conviction on Tuesday, August 5th.

12th August 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

On July 27th, in Georgetown, Guyanese sex workers clashed with police as they gathered for a wake for two transgender sex workers who had been murdered the week before.

24th July 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

Guyana-based NSWP member organisation, SASOD (The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination) was honoured with the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for Advocacy and Human Rights earlier this week, during a special session at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

21st July 2014 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean

NSWP member Desiree Alliance have boycotted the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne Australia. 

As they explain in their press release they feel that the inadequate representation of sex workers and blatant disregard to assist the problematic policies of the United States regarding access to HIV health care has historically and largely served the interests of the International AIDS Society’s agenda to ignore a global health crisis for those in sexual economies.

21st July 2014 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean

NSWP member Desiree Alliance have boycotted the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne Australia. 

As they explain in their press release they feel that the inadequate representation of sex workers and blatant disregard to assist the problematic policies of the United States regarding access to HIV health care has historically and largely served the interests of the International AIDS Society’s agenda to ignore a global health crisis for those in sexual economies.

16th July 2014 | Region: Asia and the Pacific, North America and the Caribbean

The inaugural RobertCarr Research Award has been given to a four-country research project that aims to increase security and safety for sex workers.

16th July 2014 | Region: Asia and the Pacific, North America and the Caribbean

The inaugural RobertCarr Research Award has been given to a four-country research project that aims to increase security and safety for sex workers.

8th July 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

As the December deadline to create a new prostitution law in Canada approaches, parliament is reconvening during its summer recess for a packed schedule of hearings by the House of Commons justice committee.

2nd July 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

Alors que le Comité de la justice de la Chambre des communes se prépare à tenir des audiences sur le Projet de loi C-36 — la soi-disant Loi sur la protection des collectivités et des personnes exploitées — les travailleuse(-eur)s du sexe et leurs alliés lancent une ressource importante au sujet de cette loi mal conçue.

2nd July 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

As the Justice Committee of the House of Commons prepares to hold hearings on Bill C-36, the so-called Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, sex workers and their allies are releasing an important resource about this ill-considered legislation.

27th June 2014 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

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