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Global Key Population Networks Mourn Jude Byrne, leading activist for people who use drugs

The global key population networks GATE, GNP+, INPUD, IRGT, MPact and NSWP mourn the untimely and tragic passing of activist, leader, and dear friend, Jude Byrne of Australia, who was taken from us too soon by cancer.

For over 40 years Jude was a leading activist for people who use drugs. She was also the board chair of INPUD, a global network of people who use drugs that fights for the human rights and dignity of people who use drugs around the world.

COVID-19 影响调查- 亚太地区

2020年4月,NSWP发起了一项全球调查,以了解COVID-19对性工作者的影响。是项调查共收到55个国家的156份回应,其中18份来自亚洲及太平洋地区的11个国家,包括澳大利亚、孟加拉国、中国大陆、香港、缅甸、尼泊尔、新西兰、新加坡、韩国、泰国及越南.

你可以下载这份11页的PDF文件。该资源有中文、英文、法语、俄语和西班牙语的版本。

Опрос «Влияние коронавируса» -- Азиатско-Тихоокеанский регион

В апреле 2020 года НСВП запустила международный опрос, цель которого была проанализировать влияние эпидемии COVID-19 на секс-работников. Мы получили 156 заполненных опросников от респондентов из 55 стран; 18 респондентов представляли 11 стран Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона – Австралию, Бангладеш, Китай, Гонконг, Мьянму Непал, Новую Зеландию, Сингапур, Южную Корею, Таиланд и Вьетнам.

NHRC, India backtrack on the recognition of sex workers as informal workers

In October we reported on The National Human Rights Commission, India who had issued an advisory recognising sex workers as informal workers. The 11-page advisory titled 'Human Rights Advisory on rights of Women in Context of COVID-19' listed recommendations for sex workers under the women at work section.

NHRC, India issue COVID-19 advisory calling on the recognition of sex workers as informal workers

The National Human Rights Commission, India have issued an advisory recognising sex workers as informal workers. The 11-page advisory titled 'Human Rights Advisory on rights of Women in Context of COVID-19' lists recommendations for sex workers under the women at work section.

COVID-19 Impact – Asia and the Pacific

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received 156 responses in total from 55 different countries, out of which 18 responses were from 11 countries – Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam – in the Asia and the Pacific region

National Case Study: Usha Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited – Economic Empowerment for Sex Workers

Usha Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited (USHA) is the largest and the first ever sex worker-led financial institution in South Asia, exclusively run by and for sex workers. Steered by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a sex worker collective in West Bengal, India, USHA provides economic empowerment to sex workers by offering them loans at low interest rates, encouraging short and long-term savings and supporting self-employment schemes.

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