News Archive: November 2019

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This World AIDS Day, UNAIDS celebrates the role of communities in the international AIDS response. The theme of World AIDS Day 2019 is ‘communities make the difference’, and UNAIDS has launched new materials highlighting the important role played by communities in the HIV response.

Posted 29 November 2019 by NSWP

Australia's Northern Territory Parliament has voted to decriminalise sex work through the Sex Industry Bill 2019. The Bill decriminalises brothels, soliciting and indoor sex work, and gives sex workers access to workplace health and safety protections already extended to other workers in the state. 

Posted 26 November 2019 by NSWP

In 2019, the Global 16 Days Campaign will focus on violence in the world of work and the ratification of the newly adopted ILO (International Labour Organization) special instruments on violence and harassment in the world of work.

Posted 25 November 2019 by NSWP

Sex workers and allies attended the ICPD25 Nairobi Summit, 12-14 November 2019, calling for strong support of human rights-based programming for sex workers in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programming.

Posted 15 November 2019 by NSWP

Sex workers in Amsterdam are calling on the Amsterdam Museum to close a new exhibition, ‘No.1 Tourist Attraction’, criticising its content and use of stigmatising language. The exhibition, created by Nordic Model activist Jimini Hignett, is planned to run until March 2020, despite protests from sex workers and allies. 

Posted 11 November 2019 by NSWP

NSWP is seeking to recruit a 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.

Posted 6 November 2019 by NSWP

The HIV2020 organising committee is currently seeking proposals to develop and lead thematic sessions during the first two days of the conference.

Posted 6 November 2019 by NSWP

Sex workers participated in the Beijing+25 regional review meetings, which took place last week in Africa and Europe.

Posted 5 November 2019 by NSWP

Singapore's Parliament has voted to amend its Women's Charter, increasing penalties for sex work-related offences.

Posted 5 November 2019 by NSWP