NSWP member SWAP Hamilton have launched the Sex Worker Archive Collection, an online archive of books, videos, and zines that commemorate the history of sex workers and the sex workers’ rights movement. The collection has been created specifically for sex workers, to benefit sex workers and give them access to their history.
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HODSAS (Homme Pour le Droit et La Sante Sexuelle) have released a statement denouncing an increase in harassment in DRC, and highlighting the disproportionate costs of COVID-19 tests at the borders of DRC-Rwanda, and DRC-Burundi.
NSWP is seeking to appoint a Global Consultant to develop a Smart Sex Worker’s Guide, with accompanying Community Guide, on digital security for sex workers. NSWP will consider applications from individuals based in or outside of the UK.
NSWP is seeking to recruit a part-time Policy Officer to join our Policy Team, led by the Senior Policy Officer, working on developing global advocacy tools for our members and reviewing external policy documents in line with the NSWP Consensus Statement and the priorities set by the NSWP Board.
For seventeen years, sex workers around the world have marked International Day to End Violence Against Sex Worker on 17th December. The day is used to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers. The issues faced by sex workers often vary from region to region, due to different laws, social and cultural contexts, but one common issue faced by all sex workers is their vulnerability to and experience of violence.
A sex worker in New Zealand has won a sexual harassment case against a business owner, including a six-figure settlement to compensate for "emotional harm and lost earnings", the country’s human rights commission has said.
The Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) held its 24th session last month, with 18 activists from three different African countries: Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The Academy ran for 7-days from 23rd to 29th November 2020 and involved female, male and transgender sex workers.
This week Open Democracy announced the publication of a series of articles by key thinkers who will reflect on the twentieth anniversary of The Palermo Protocol. The Protocol, a supplement to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, aims to “prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons,” with a specific focus upon “women and children.”
In October we reported on The National Human Rights Commission, India who had issued an advisory recognising sex workers as informal workers. The 11-page advisory titled 'Human Rights Advisory on rights of Women in Context of COVID-19' listed recommendations for sex workers under the women at work section.