World AIDS Day was marked by an air of optimism amongst many donors, international funders and governments last year. Due to a history of exclusion from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we as the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) were particularly interested to see the US Government’s revised blueprint for ‘Creating an AIDS-free Generation’.
News Archive: January 2013
The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) exists to uphold support the voices of sex workers globally and to connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers. We have a growing membership of over 150 sex work organisations worldwide. NSWP condemns the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) recent statement “Together for a Europe free from prostitution” on the basis that the evidence used to support the call is biased and ill-informed; there is a dangerous conflation between sex work and trafficking, and most notably, sex workers’ voices and experiences are rendered invisible in this campaign.
The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) appointed a new Regional Coordinator, Daughtie Ogutu in November.
Daughtie stated on her appointment:
'I am looking forward to a wonderful, fulfilling experience at ASWA. My dream is to take ASWA to a level that is unimaginable, explore a platform and arena where sex workers issues are tabled and discussed without frowned faces and prejudices. My dream is to have an African sex workers movement that is recognized a world leader and agent of change and has the power to influence through collective action and responsibility. I endeavour to build a PanAfrican Sex Worker leadership team that is guided by feminist principles.'
You cna read all of her opening words on the ASWA website here.