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HODSAS (Homme Pour le Droit et La Sante Sexuelle) have released a statement denouncing an increase in harassment in DRC, and highlighting the disproportionate costs of COVID-19 tests at the borders of DRC-Rwanda, and DRC-Burundi.

Posted 11 January 2021 by NSWP

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份答复,其中53份答复来自北美和加勒比地区的6个国家:加拿大、圭亚那、墨西哥、苏里南、特立尼达和美国。

你可以下载这份11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。

Posted 22 December 2020 by NSWP

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。是项调查共收到55个国家的156份回应,其中18份来自亚洲及太平洋地区的11个国家,包括澳大利亚、孟加拉国、中国大陆、香港、缅甸、尼泊尔、新西兰、新加坡、韩国、泰国及越南.

你可以下载这份11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。

Posted 22 December 2020 by NSWP

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。这项调查共收到来自55个不同国家的156份回复,其中22份来自非洲地区的13个国家,包括安哥拉、布隆迪、喀麦隆、刚果民主共和国、埃斯瓦蒂尼、埃塞俄比亚、肯尼亚、尼日利亚、塞内加尔、南非、多哥、突尼斯和赞比亚。 注意:我们仅从以下11个国家/地区收到完整数据:安哥拉,布隆迪,喀麦隆,刚果民主共和国,埃斯瓦蒂尼,埃塞俄比亚,肯尼亚,尼日利亚,塞内加尔,突尼斯,赞比亚。

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。由于 性 工作者 及其 客户 自我 孤立 工作者 得不到 越来越 脆弱 , 无法 养活 自己 和 家人。 这份报告着眼于COVID-19对性工作者的影响,政府对危机的反应以及非洲性工作者群体的反应。

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Posted 5 November 2020 by NSWP

The Count Me In! Consortium supports the voices and activism of women, girls, and trans and gender non-binary people who are often most marginalised in their communities. Among the most silenced voices are those of sex workers.

Posted 29 October 2020 by NSWP

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.

Posted 14 October 2020 by NSWP

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.

Posted 13 October 2020 by NSWP

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.

Posted 24 September 2020 by NSWP

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。

Posted 9 September 2020 by NSWP

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.

Posted 8 September 2020 by NSWP

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.

Posted 1 September 2020 by NSWP

UNAIDS has released a new report focusing on policy responses in the very early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing attention to the experiences of some of the most marginalised and vulnerable communities.

Posted 27 August 2020 by NSWP

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9份来自拉丁美洲地区的4个国家——巴西、哥伦比亚、厄瓜多尔和萨尔瓦多 。

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。本资源由木林丛英文版本翻译成中文。

Posted 27 August 2020 by NSWP

At the start of the year, it was hard to imagine the impact that COVID-19 would have on the world. Now, six months since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, it’s clear that the crisis is far from over and its repercussions will be felt far beyond 2020.

Posted 26 August 2020 by NSWP

New Frame have written a feature on the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers in South Africa, looking specifically at the damaging impacts of criminalisation and the need to maintain a focus on the long-term policy changes that position sex workers as equal and protected citizens.

Posted 20 August 2020 by NSWP

New Generation Humanitarian NGO, an NSWP member organisation based in Armenia, have been providing temporary shelter, food packages, and legal support for sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted 13 August 2020 by NSWP

This assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers’ access to health services in Europe and Central Asia was developed by the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) and the Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) through consultations with their memberhips.

Posted 10 August 2020 by NSWP

Amnesty International have released a statement urging governments to take targeted action to address the disparate impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The statement draws attention to government responses that, in many contexts, have been punitive, overbroad, and/or discriminatory, and provides key recommendations.

Posted 10 August 2020 by NSWP

The government of Maharashtra, India, has acknowledged the challenges faced by sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new government resolution issued on 23 July. The resolution asks district officials to provide free rations and all essential services to women who are dependent on sex work.

As reported in The Hindu, this is the first time that sex work has been recognised as work in this way.

Posted 27 July 2020 by NSWP

AP News has published a report on the impact of food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic on sex workers living with HIV. Speaking with sex workers and organisations from Rwanda and Zimbabwe, the article highlights the multiple ways that the current crisis is affecting those who do not have access to government support schemes.

Posted 21 July 2020 by NSWP

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received, thus far, a total of 156 responses from 55 different countries out of which 43 responses were from 17 countries – Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom – in the Europe region.

Posted 6 July 2020 by NSWP

OpenDemocracy has published an article from Graciela, a member of Ammar Cordoba, on their work supporting sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. AMMAR Córdoba​ is a sex worker-led organisation in Córdoba​, Argentina, fighting for human rights and access to labour protections.

Posted 1 July 2020 by NSWP