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"La mère d'un enfant tient le couteau par le tranchant"

Ishtar Lakhani de SWEAT et Duduzile Dlamini de SISONKE donnent un aperçu de la programmation au Mothers for the Future en Afrique du Sud. Mothers for the Future est une organisation des meres qui font le travail du sexe. Elles montrent comment les mères résister à l'oppression et font des différences tangibles dans la vie des mères.

"The Mother of a Child Holds the Knife on the Sharper Edge"

Ishtar Lakhani from SWEAT and Duduzile Dlamini from SISONKE provide an overview of the programming at Mothers for the Future in South Africa. Mothers for the Future is a sex worker-led organisation run by mothers who do sex work. They show how mothers resist oppression and make tangible differences in the lives of mothers. This article was published as a part of Research for Sex Work 15: Resistance and Resilience.

Research for Sex Work Éditorial

L'éditorial de NSWP dans Research for Sex Work 15: Résistance et Résilience, donne un aperçu de la résistance et la résilience des travailleurSEs du sexe en Lyon, France de 1972 à 1975. En 1975, les travailleurSEs du sexe ont occupé l'église Saint Nizier à Lyon pour revendiquer leurs droits. Leur objectif était de mettre fin à l'oppression légale du travail du sexe et de garantir les droits des travailleurSEs du sexe.

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Research for Sex Work Editorial

NSWP’s editorial in Research for Sex Work 15: Resistance and Resilience, provides an overview of sex workers’ resistance and resilience in Lyon, France from 1972 to 1975. In 1975 sex workers occupied the Saint Nizier Church in Lyon to demand their rights be respected. Their goal was to end the legal oppression of sex work and ensure sex workers’ rights are protected.

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Research for Sex Work 15: Résistance et Résilience

Research for Sex Work 15: Résistance et Résilience est une publication pour les TravailleurSEs du sexe, les militantEs, les travailleurSEs de la santé, les chercheurSEs, le personnel des ONGs et les décideurSEs. Il est publié chaque année et est régie par un comité éditorial composé de travailleurSEs du sexe, de personnel des organisations de soutien et des cheurcheurSEs. Il est disponible en anglais et en français.

Open Letter to the Icelandic Foreign minister minister Lilja Dögg Alfreðasdóttir regarding the Icelandic representatives to the 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

“If access to health care is considered a human right, who is considered human enough to have that right?” – Dr. Paul Farmer

We often say that words hold power, and as such they have to be carefully considered. On some occasions, this is truer than on others, and this is one of those occasions. World leaders, government representatives, HIV programme implementers and civil society organizations are currently preparing for the 2016 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. They should be focusing on the future of the AIDS response. Instead, there have been intense negotiations on which words should be used to describe the global agenda during the next 5-year period.

Petition for Justice for Russian Sex Workers

This following text has been translated by NSWP’s European Regional Correspondent. The text is from a petition entitled “Punish Vyacheslav Datsika of Beatings and Abuse of Sex Workers in St. Petersburg!” on NSWP member Silver Rose encourages the global sex work community to sign this petition. NSWP has reported on the violence experienced by sex workers in Russia during this incident here.

HARC Hosts Regional Training on Community Empowerment

HIV/AIDS Research and Welfare Centre (HARC) organised a three-day workshop for sex workers in Bangladesh from the 17th to 19th of April, 2016. A total of thirty-nine sex workers took part in the workshop in Rajshahi, a city in northwest Bangladesh close to the border with India. APNSW Regional Coordinator Kay Thi Win, and Consultant Habib Rahman facilitated the workshop.