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Note d'Information: Beijing+25

2020 est le 25e anniversaire de la Déclaration et le Programme d'action de Beijing (BPfA). Cette note d'information décrit le processus d'examen de Beijing+25, la manière dont les travailleurSEs du sexe se sont engagés jusqu'à présent dans ce processus et les priorités d'actions de Beijing+25.

Briefing Note: Beijing+25

2020 is the 25 year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). This Briefing Note outlines the Beijing+25 review process, how sex workers have engaged in this process thus far, and the priorities for inclusion in Beijing+25 actions.

True progress towards gender equality, gender justice and fulfilment of women’s human rights must be inclusive of women in all their diversity, including sex workers. Sex workers face intersecting forms of criminalisation, discrimination and marginalisation, which cannot be addressed in isolation. 

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НСВП составила делегацию из представителей членских организаций для участия в 63-ей сессии Комиссии по положению женщин (КПЖ). Мы поставили перед собой задачу высказать точку зрения защитников прав секс-работников в среде, где главенствующую роль в обсуждениях секс-работы играют феминистские и аболиционистские группы, которые не в состоянии представить разнообразие жизненного опыта секс-работников. В этих условиях смешение торговли людьми и секс-работы способствует продвижению политики, которая вредит соблюдению прав секс-работников.





Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis: a framework for Beijing+25

In August 2019, a group of feminist activists from diverse regions and social movements gathered in Mexico City to strategise towards the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, which was held in China in 1995 and produced the Beijing Platform for Action.

Reviewing Sex Worker-led Organisations’ Use of International Guidelines

This case study is the third of five case studies that will be published on a yearly basis from 2016-2020. These case studies will monitor and document the impact of international guidelines and policies on sex work that NSWP and NSWP members have helped develop. NSWP will also monitor how members use these international guidelines in local, national and regional advocacy efforts. Examples of international guidelines include the Amnesty International Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers, the Sex Worker Implementation Tool, and the development of the UN Women policy on sex work.


NSWP facilitated a delegation from member organisations to attend the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This delegation aimed to amplify the voices of sex workers’ rights advocates in a space where fundamental feminists and abolitionist groups often dominate discussions about sex work, which do not reflect the diversity of sex workers’ lived experiences and realities. In this context, the conflation of trafficking and sex work is used to promote policies that undermine the rights of sex workers.

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République démocratique du Congo: Rapport Alternatif au Comité CEDAW

Ce rapport parallèle a été soumis par les organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe congolaises UMANDE et ACODHU-TS pendant la 73e session du CEDAW qui s’est tenue en juin et juillet 2019.

Mozambique CEDAW Shadow Report

Sex workers in Mozambique experience high levels and multiple forms of violence. Despite constant dialogue with the Government, the police act as protectors of sex workers, but they can also be perpetrators of violence. The relationship between sex workers and health unit professionals can also be problematic. This shadow report, submitted by sex worker-led Mozambican organisation Tiyane Vavasate Association during the 73rd CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2019, highlights these issues.