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Summary: Economic Empowerment Regional Reports

This is a summary of the Asia and the Pacific regional report on economic and social empowerment and the Africa regional report on economic empowerment programmes for sex workers. In this summary, NSWP reflects on best practices for the economic empowerment of sex workers, focusing on elements of successful economic empowerment programmes and describing lessons learnt from programmes that fail.

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Краткое Пособие Для Секс-Работников: SWIT

Руководство смарт секс-работник, чтобы SWIT обеспечивает краткий обзор ключевых пунктов в "осуществлении всеобъемлющих программ по ВИЧ / ИППП с секс-работников: практические подходы из совместные мероприятия» или «Свит», в простом английском языке. Руководство может использоваться работников секс-бизнеса и работников секс-бизнеса организаций, которые проектируют или запущенных программ для работников секс-бизнеса. Он также может быть полезным в качестве инструмента пропаганды, когда выступает за услуги, основанные на правах.

Guía útil: SWIT

La guía inteligente Sexo del trabajador a SWIT ofrece un breve resumen de los puntos clave en la 'Aplicación Programas integrales de VIH / ITS con Trabajadoras Sexuales: Enfoques prácticos a partir de intervenciones de colaboración 'o' SWIT', en la llanura Inglés. La guía puede ser utilizado por los profesionales del sexo y de las organizaciones de trabajadores sexuales que están diseñando o ejecutan programas para profesionales del sexo. También puede ser útil como instrumento de promoción, cuando la defensa de los servicios basados ​​en los derechos.

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The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to SWIT

The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to SWIT provides a short summary of the key points in Sex Worker Implemetation Tool (SWIT). The Sex Worker Implementation Tool (SWIT) offers practical guidance on effective HIV and STI programming for sex workers. It provides evidence for the necessity of decriminalisation of sex work, the involvement of sex workers in developing policy, and the empowerment and self-determination of sex work communities as a fundamental part of the fight against HIV. This resource is based on the WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS and NSWP 2012 recommendations on HIV and Sex Work. The guide can be used by sex workers and sex worker organisations who are designing or running programmes for sex workers. It may also be useful as an advocacy tool when advocating for rights-based services.

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Economic Empowerment Programmes for Sex Workers: Africa Regional Report

This Africa Regional Report documents case studies of economic empowerment programmes in 6 African countries: Democratic Republic of Congo; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Nigeria; and Uganda. There are relatively few economic empowerment programmes for sex workers led by sex workers in Africa. As such this regional report evaluates both successful and failed economic empowerment programmes by sex worker-led organisations and non-sex worker-led organisations.

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Working Together: a Community-Driven Guide to Meaningful Involvement in National Responses to HIV

Working Together is a guide to increase and improve the meaningful involvement of the community sector, including key population networks, local NGOs, ASOs, and networks of people living with HIV, in all aspects of national HIV responses, with an emphasis on national planning and decision-making processes.

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Economic Empowerment: Does Rehabilitation Have a Role?

This briefing paper discusses case studies on economic empowerment programmes for sex workers with rehabilitation elements, documented across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda. The case studies highlight factors that negatively affect sex workers’ participation in economic empowerment programmes and looks at some of the key lessons that have been learnt when implementing economic empowerment programmes for sex workers. A summary is also available.

The Right(s) Process: Documenting a Collaborative Research Initiative

This publication documents the lessons learned from the process of implementing a four-country research project on sex work and violence through the narratives and reflections of those who participated in the research since its inception in 2011. The publication was commissioned by the Centre for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalization (CASAM) in consultation with APNSW, UNDP, UNFPA and P4P (Asia-Pacific regional offices in Bangkok). Funding for the travel to conduct interviews towards this documentation was provided by UNDP.

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Managing the Risk of Human Rights Violations in Global Fund-Supported Programs

A workshop was recently held in Geneva that brought together leading experts in health and human rights, technical partners, representatives of networks of key populations and people living with HIV, donors, grant recipients, civil society organizations, scholars and Global Fund board members and staff.