NSWP has published its 2013 Annual Report. The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) is a membership organisation committed to amplifying the voices of sex workers from both the Global North and South. Our organisational culture and rules ensure that we are led by sex workers and that sex workers are meaningfully involved at all levels within NSWP. NSWP members are regional sex workers’ networks and organisations from across the world.
The report highlights the activities and the achievements of NSWP during the year of 2013 and also honours the memory of Andrew Hunter who unexpected passed away in December 2013. The year held many highlights for NSWP and its members, including the publication of three important documents that bring the human rights of sex workers very strongly into focus by using the opportunities created through campaigning for sex workers’ rights to access health care, including access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. All three documents relied heavily on input from the sex worker community to ensure that the voices of sex workers are amplified when sex workers are speaking for themselves. The Consensus Statement on Sex Work,Human Rights, and the Law, published on the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, 17 December 2013; the launch of the Sex Worker Implementation Tool at ICAAP11 and ICASA 2013; and the publication of a Global Report documenting good practice in sex worker-led HIV programming.
The report reflects in depth on the 2013 goals and related activities of NSWP. NSWP focussed on three goals in particular; convening and building on NSWP achievements as the global network committed to the realisation of sex workers’ human rights, building capacity within sex worker-led networks and organisations and support emerging sex worker leaders, and promoting rights and evidence-based policies and programmes affecting sex workers.
The report can be viewed on the links below and is available in Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.