News Archive: December 2016

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Currently, the most important Global Fund action is the issue of Country Allocations for 2017 - 2019 and the development of the list and priorities for Catalytic Investment.

The Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM) have received the Funding Allocation letter. Sex workers and sex workers’ rights organisations should contact their Community Representatives on their CCM and request that they share the contents of the Allocation letter. This is not a confidential letter and there is no reason why sex workers and sex workers’ rights organisations should not see the contents.

Posted 23 December 2016 by NSWP

In preparation for Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), UN Women convened an Expert Group Meeting on the priority theme: “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” The meeting was at the International Labour Organization (ILO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 26 to 28 September 2016. The report included recommendations about sex work, including the decriminalisation of sex workers and clients in order to safeguard the human rights of sex workers.

Posted 22 December 2016 by NSWP

Sex workers' rights are human rights AND sex workers’ rights are women’s rights! The #AreWeNotWomen campaign seeks to highlight how sex workers are being excluded and silenced by some of the women's movement in the development of the new UN Women sex work policy.

Posted 9 December 2016 by NSWP