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Summary: Consensus Statement

This is a summary of NSWP's Consensus Statement on Sex Work, Human Rights, and the Law. The Consensus Statement is issued on behalf of NSWP members and the sex workers they represent including sex workers of all genders, class, race, ethnicity, health status, age, nationality, citizenship, language, education levels, disabilities, and many other factors.

NSWP Consensus Statement on Sex Work, Human Rights, and the Law

The Consensus Statement details eight fundamental rights that sex worker-led groups from around the world identify as crucial targets for their activism and advocacy. Following a global consultation with members, the NSWP Consensus Statement reaffirms NSWP ’s global advocacy platform for sex work, human rights and the law. A 12 page summary of the Consensus Statement is also available.

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Policing Sex Work

This resource builds on INCITE's substantial background in issues faced by women of colour, criminalised or street-based communities, and queer and trans youth, particularly around police and state violence. It focuses on how "police violence against sex workers is not perceived by mainstream organisations as either police brutality, or violence against women, when it is clearly a manifestation of both".

You can download this 4 page PDF resource above. this resource is in English.

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Herramienta de Implementación para la Persona que Ejerce el Trabajo Sexual (SWIT)

La Herramienta de Implementación para la Persona que Ejerce el Trabajo Sexual (SWIT por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece consejos prácticos sobre la programación eficiente de VIH e ITS para las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual. Comparte evidencias que respaldan la necesidad de despenalizar el trabajo sexual, involucrar a las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual en el desarrollo de políticas y el empoderamiento y autodeterminación de comunidades que ejercen el trabajo sexual como un componente fundamental en la lucha contra el VIH.

Инструмента реализации программ для секс-работников (СВИТ, SWIT)

Инструмента реализации программ для секс-работников (СВИТ, SWIT)   является практическим руководством по проведению эффективных программ по ВИЧ и ИПП для секс-работников.  В нем содержатся доказательства того, что в рамках борьбы с ВИЧ необходимо декриминализовать секс-работу, вовлекать секс-работников в разработку политики, а также уделять внимание расширению возможностей сообществ секс-работников.  Документ был подготовлен с опорой на рекомендации в отношении ВИЧ и секс-работы, подготовленные в 2012 году совместными усилиями ВОЗ, ЮНФПА, ЮНЭЙДС и НСВП.  Пособие будет полезно секс-работника

Statement: Overlooked, Ignored, Forgotten? No longer: groups call for an end to transphobia in Asia Pacific

This press release accompanies the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health policy briefing on transgender rights and HIV in the region. The press release details the health crisis that faces transgender people in Asia Pacific, and calls for more and better quality research and data that is transgender specific, rather than treating transgender people as a subset of MSM. It recommends strategies to tackle the stigma and marginalisation that make transgender people so vulnerable to HIV and discrimination.

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Criminalising Condoms: how policing practices put sex workers and HIV services at risk in Kenya, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Zimbabwe.

'Criminalising Condoms' details the experiences of sex workers and outreach services across six countries (Kenya, Namibia, Russia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United States). It finds that where any degree of criminalisation exists (whether of sex workers themselves, or of activities relating to sex work), condoms are used as evidence of sex work. This forces sex workers to choose between carrying safer sex supplies, thus attracting the deleterious attentions of the police, or working without condoms in the hope that the police will refrain from harassment - but also without the supplies that would protect them from HIV.

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - marking 17th December in Kenya

Sex workers from KESWA and ASWA in Nairobi staged a protest marking International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on 17th December.  Thousands of sex workers joined with gay activists and organisations to condemn the ‘Kill the Gay, Uganda Bill’ and marched on City Hall. 

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