NSWP releases “Smart Guides” periodically as a way to communicate information both from and for sex workers and sex worker organisations, and to the general public, on various issues and events. Prior to the 2010 International AIDS Conference, the Smart Person's Guide to HIV and Sex Work was released in order to clarify current policy and action items relating to HIV and the role of sex worker organisations in responding to this global epidemic.
In 2015, NSWP published two additional 'Smart Guides' to communicate information about the Global Fund and the Sex Worker Implementation Tool (SWIT). B
The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to SWIT provides a short summary of the key points in ‘Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers: Practical Approaches from Collaborative Interventions' or the 'SWIT', in plain English. The guide can be used by sex workers and sex worker organisations who are designing or running programmes for sex workers. It may also be useful as an advocacy tool when advocating for rights-based services.
NSWP would like to thank Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund and Bridging the Gaps. NSWP is part of Bridging the Gaps – health and rights for key populations. This unique programme addresses the common challenges faced by sex workers, people who use drugs and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in terms of human right violations and accessing much needed HIV and health services. Go to www.hivgaps.org for more information.