We are pleased to announce that Pye Jakobsson has been elected as the new President of The Global Network of Sex Work Projects. The President of the NSWP board is elected by the sex worker-led organisations within the membership of NSWP. Pye succeeds the late Andrew Hunter, who sadly passed away on the 26th of December 2013. The elections however, were not a result of the sudden and untimely passing of Andrew as the election process started on the 1st of December 2013 given his elected term had come to an end.
News Archive: January 2014
The Anti-Trafficking Review calls for papers for a Special Issue '15 Years of the UN Trafficking Protocol'. This issue will present thoughtful, innovative and well-researched articles that address critical questions relating to the impact, intended and unintended consequences of the protocol.
On January 21st, HRW released their 24th annual review of human rights practices around the world. The report summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide drawing on events through to November 2013.
On the decriminalisation of sex work, the report states on page 47: "...our call for decriminalizing simple drug use and possession (see the essay The Human Rights Case for Drug Reform in this volume), and our push for decriminalizing voluntary sex work by adults."
The 2014 Red Ribbon Award Round is open for nominations until 31 January 2014
On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2013, UN and civil society partners jointly announced a global call for nominations for the 2014 Red Ribbon Award, intended to promote and support community organizations to respond to the AIDS epidemic. Nominations will be accepted until 31 January 2014.
This is the sixth issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’.
This resource is in English. You can download this 9 page PDF below.
In July 2014, Melbourne Australia will host the 20th International AIDS Conference (IAC). It is the one of the biggest gatherings for those who work in the HIV field, policy makers, persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and others who are committed to ending the pandemic.
On 18 January 2014, Andrew’s family and friends will gather in Bangkok to celebrate his life, his loves and to mourn his untimely departure from this world on 26th December 2013.
Guests will gather at Wat Kaew Jam Fa temple in Bangkok for the funeral ceremony which will take place from 13.00pm – 15.00 pm.
Temple Address : Wat Kaew Jam Fa [วัดแก้วแจ่มฟ้า]
476 Si Pra Ya Road, Bangrak, Bangkok
Temple Phone Number:0-2633-3864 or 081-566-7657
A short reception will follow the funeral ceremony at a venue close to the temple - 15.30pm-19.00pm.
Please let us know if you intend being in Bangkok for the funeral and reception in person.
For people wanting to make a contribution towards the ceremony costs you can do so via paypal or direct bank transfer.
To make a Paypal transfer please send funds to firstname.lastname@example.org - here is the link explaining how to make paypal payments - https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/send-money-online.
To make a direct bank transfer please send to the following account with AndrewsCeremony as the reference.
David Denis Traynor
333 Silom Road, Bangkok, THAILAND
BANK BRANCH NUMBER