News Archive: March 2013

NSWP has received funding from HIVOS to support the publication of the next edition of our journal Research for Sex Work 14.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday, 26 April 2013 @ 24.00.

29 March 2013

NSWP has received short term funding from the Robert Carr Civil Society Network Fund (RCNF) and as part of the AIDS Fonds Bridging the Gaps programme to support the further development of NSWP communications and information management work, including the NSWP website, Facebook and Twitter; coordinating of NSWP resource development; drafting updates and reports; cataloguing and summarising externally produced resources and making them accessible through the NSWP website; developing and implementing a media strategy; and monitoring and evaluating the NSWP communications strategy.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday, 26 April 2013 @ 24.00.

26 March 2013

NSWP has received short term funding from the Robert Carr Civil Society Network Fund (RCNF) to support our regional networks in identifying and documenting good practice in sex worker led HIV programming; sex workers access to treatment and the impact of free trade agreements; and the impact of HIV programming for sex workers that fails to reflect a rights based approach.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday, 12 April 2013 @ 24.00.

26 March 2013

NSWP has received funding to support the development of advocacy tools around rights based economic empowerment for sex workers. The first year of this three year project will focus on documenting the work done by sex worker led groups in Asia Pacific, the final two years of the programme will focus on building capacity and documenting of sex worker led responses in Africa.  APNSW are seeking to recruit a policy consultant to work with APNSW/NSWP members in developing economic empowerment advocacy tools that can be used at national, regional and global levels. This project is part of the Dutch collaboration Stepping Up, Stepping Out 2 funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 31 December 2015.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Wednesday, 10 April 2013 @ 24.00.

26 March 2013

Adult consensual sex work not in ambit of Section 370: Activists Welcome Move

Delhi 23 March 2013:

Sex workers and Women’s rights activists across India welcome the Government’s move to drop the word `prostitution’ as exploitation from the amended Section 370 of the Indian Penal Code. The new formulation targets sexual exploitation and not adult consensual sex work.

25 March 2013

Press release by STRASS, French Union of Sex Workers, in English and French: on the continuing campaign to repeal the offence of soliciting.

Communiqué de presse en français suit ci-dessous.

25 March 2013

An analysis of the implementation of PEPFAR’s anti-prostitution pledge and its implications for successful HIV prevention among organizations working with sex workers

Melissa Hope Ditmore & Dan Allman have written this analysis published in the Journal of the international AIDS Society

Abstract follows:

25 March 2013

Two important events in the USA in the coming months:

The 8th San Francisco Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival - 18th to 26th May 2013

Deadline for entries has been extended until 15th March 2013.

This festival provides a forum for the accomplishments of sex worker film and video makers and to screen works about sex workers and the sex industries from around the world.

See the Festival website for full details on submissions on their website.

5th National Desiree Alliance Conference (The Audacity of Health: Sex Work, Health, and Politics)
July 14th to 19th, 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada

The 2013 Desiree Alliance conference will focus on all forms of health in our lives and in our communities. 

The deadline for proposals from presenters has been extended until 1st April 2013. Visit the Desiree Alliance website for applications and instructions. Registration information and details of the limited number of scholarships is available here.

Addtional information on both events also available at A Kiss for Gabriela.

7 March 2013

As reported last week colleagues in the US - BPPP, Desiree Alliance & SWOP-NYC / SWANK have made a written submission for inclusion in the annual TIP report.  The TIP report  is intended to illustrate how the United States and foreign governments comply with the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons” that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

Their comprehensive written submission highlights how anti-trafficking policies have resulted in violence and discrimination against sex workers, the negative impact of 'end demand' approaches and how restrictions on funding (such as the 'Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath') hinder anti-trafficking intiatives by excluding sex worker rights projects.

You can read much more on the BPPP website here and read their full (11 page PDF) submission here.

7 March 2013