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NHRC, India issue COVID-19 advisory calling on the recognition of sex workers as informal workers

The National Human Rights Commission, India have issued an advisory recognising sex workers as informal workers. The 11-page advisory titled 'Human Rights Advisory on rights of Women in Context of COVID-19' lists recommendations for sex workers under the women at work section.

UNAIDS issues guidance on reducing stigma and discrimination during COVID-19 responses

UNAIDS have published a brief that provides evidence-informed guidance to countries on how to reduce stigma and discrimination in the context of COVID-19. The brief outlines specific recommendations for addressing stigma and discrimination related to COVID-19 in six settings: community settings, including individuals, families and communities; workplace settings; education settings; health-care settings; justice settings; and emergency/humanitarian settings.

COVID-19 Impact – Asia and the Pacific

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received 156 responses in total from 55 different countries, out of which 18 responses were from 11 countries – Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam – in the Asia and the Pacific region

Trans United Europe: "Trans BPOC sex workers are overlooked" in COVID-19 response

NSWP member organisation Trans United Europe – founded to unite the networks of European operating Trans BPOC NGOs and individual BPOC trans activists living and working in Europe – have reported on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Trans BPOC people in Europe through NSWP’s COVID-19 Impact Survey.

COVID-19 Impact – North America and the Caribbean

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received 156 responses in total from 55 different countries, out of which 53 responses were from 6 countries – Canada, Guyana, Mexico, Suriname, Trinidad, United States – in the North America and the Caribbean region.

COVID-19 影响调查---欧洲

2020年4月,NSWP发起了一项全球调查,以了解COVID-19对性工作者的影响。调查共收到来自55个不同国家的156份回复,其中43份来自欧洲地区的17个国家,包括亚美尼亚、奥地利、保加利亚、法国、德国、匈牙利、爱尔兰、荷兰、挪威、罗马尼亚、俄罗斯、西班牙、瑞典、瑞士、北马其顿、乌克兰和英国 。

COVID-19大流行与其他健康危机一样,暴露了现有的不平等,不成比例地影响了已经被列为犯罪、边缘化和生活在财务不稳定状况下的人,这些人往往处于社会保护机制之外。来自各地区的性工作者领导的组织报告说,他们缺乏获得国家社会保护计划的机会,而且正在被为其他工作者制定的紧急社会保护措施被排除在外,特别是在性工作被定为犯罪的地方。由于COVID-19大流行,世界各地的性工作者都面临困难,收入完全丧失,歧视和骚扰增加.

你可以下载这份10页的PDF文件。该资源有中文、英文、法语、俄语和西班牙语的版本。

COVID-19 pandemic devastating to transgender sex workers in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic recorded its first coronavirus case on the 1st March 2020, and the country has since reached almost 100,000 reported cases. France 24 has published an article on the impact of COVID-19 on transgender sex workers in the Dominican Republic, speaking with Luna Veras, Henely Flores, and organisation TRANSSA, who are all based in the capital of Santo Domingo.

CAfOC-TS issue statement on human rights abuses against sex workers in Central and West Africa

Coalition Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre pour le travail du sexe (CAfOC-TS) have issued a statement reporting on the human rights abuses and violence experienced by sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in francophone African countries.

CAfOC-TS – which is made up of organisations including UMANDE, And Soppeku, Blety, AFAZ - Association Femme Amazone, Alcondoms Cameroun, YERELON+, and HODSAS – work to address the problems faced by French speaking sex workers in Central and West Africa.