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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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NSWP 关于性工作、人权和法律的共识声明——摘要

Following a global consultation with members, the NSWP Consensus Statement reaffirms NSWP ’s
global advocacy platform for 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.

The statement covers eight rights:

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NSWP 关于性工作、人权和法律的共识声明

Following a global consultation with members, the NSWP Consensus Statement reaffirms NSWP ’s
global advocacy platform for 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.

The statement covers eight rights:

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ASWA statement in response to the protests around the UN's decriminalisation recommendations

The African Sex Worker Alliance statement in response to the attack on the UN recommendations regarding decriminalisation. ASWA state that they "stand firmly against the radical move by former sex workers and campaigners in the global north, to protest against the decriminalisation of sex workers ... [including] our partners, employees, and clients".

The Basics: Decriminalisation of Sex Work 101

This concise, Canadian resource looks at why we need prostitution law reform, what the decriminalisation of sex work is, how decriminalisation happens, decriminalisation through the court system, and how to support sex workers in law reform. It notes, "decriminalisation alone cannot overcome all of the other injustices that many of us face, but it is a necessary step to protecting and respecting sex workers' rights".

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Gérer le travail du sexe: information pour les tierces personnes et les travailleuses du sexe des secteurs incall et outcall

Le projet de recherche "Gérer le Travail du Sexe: Information pour les Tierces Personnes et les Travailleuses du Sexe des Secteurs Incall et Outcall" qui a conduit à la ressource «Beyond Pimps, les acheteurs et les parasites", a souligné les chercheurs que, loin du stéréotype diabolisé et racialisée de «pimp», des tiers dans l'industrie du sexe ont des relations complexes, variées et souvent banales avec les travailleurs du sexe. Cependant, contrairement à d'autres industries, les rôles de tiers sont souvent criminalisées, qui a un impact sur la capacité des travailleurs du sexe d'attendre ou de créer un travail en toute sécurité environment.
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Beyond Pimps, Procurers, and Parasites: mapping third parties in the incall/outcall sex industry

This resource commences by quoting Ronald Weitzer, who notes "the management of prostitution is one of the most invisible aspects of the trade". It goes on to discuss common prohibitionist discourse around sex work, that situates all possible study on the topic on a continuum between deviance and violence, before highlighting that this limited binary is "diametrically opposed to much of the scholarly literature, and, more importantly, to what sex workers are asserting - namely, that sex work is work".

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UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work and Annexes 2012

Note: This report has been updated, following agreement with UNAIDS in January 2012 to revisions in the document.  

This resource was officially launched in December 2011 as a separate report from the Advisory Group at the UNAIDS Secretariat in Geneva, during the 29th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board and has now been integrated into the UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work as annexes and published by UNAIDS. 

La criminalización de los clientes

A menudo se afirma que la criminalización de los clientes de las trabajadoras sexuales forma parte de un nuevo marco jurídico para erradicar el trabajo sexual y la trata de personas mediante la "eliminación de la demanda". En 1999, Suecia penalizó a los clientes de los trabajadores sexuales y mantuvo la criminalización de terceros, como propietarios de bordillos, administradores, personal de seguridad y de apoyo. La venta individual de sexo seguía siendo legal. Este modelo se conoce con frecuencia como el modelo «sueco», «nórdico» o «demanda final». En muchos países existe una gran presión para avanzar en estas medidas legales y políticas. Las consecuencias perjudiciales de este modelo sobre la salud, los derechos y las condiciones de vida de los trabajadores del sexo rara vez se discuten.

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