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  • Meeting the Drug-Addicted Male Escorts Pressured to Take Mephedrone and GHB at Chemsex Parties

    The proliferation of mephedrone and G – both of which are cheap, easy to source and highly addictive – has made using substances an almost unavoidable aspect of male sex work. Now, if sex workers want to make enough money to get by, they don't have much of a choice but to partake.

    20 August 2015 | Vice
  • Global movement votes to adopt policy to protect human rights of sex workers

    The resolution recommends that Amnesty International develop a policy that supports the full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work. The policy will also call on states to ensure that sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation, trafficking and violence.

    12 August 2015 | Amnesty International
  • Stay in your lane: We don’t need rich white actresses’ comments on sex work

    A group of rich and famous white actress/feminists who have probably never in their life traded sex or experienced criminalization have added their rich and famous names onto a letter condemning a proposal from Amnesty International to adopt a position to support the decriminalization of sex work.

    03 August 2015 | Feministing.com
  • Statement of Support for Amnesty International

    The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) would like to take this opportunity to express our support for Amnesty International’s Resolution and draft policy calling for the decriminalisation of sex work, tabled for adoption at the International Council Meeting, 6 - 11th August 2015.

    30 July 2015 | Global Network of Sex Work Projects
  • Africa: Global Fund Approves $17 Million for New HIV Programmes in Africa

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has granted around US$17 million to two consortia of organisations focussing on key populations most affected by HIV, to combat the disease across eastern and southern Africa.

    08 July 2015 | AllAfrica
  • Publishing HIV sufferers’ identities not permitted, says Greek committee

    The government on Tuesday officially repealed a controversial legal provision that was issued three years ago “to curb the spread of infectious diseases” but was widely condemned for stigmatizing women with HIV, particularly prostitutes, as it allowed their details to be made public.

    27 April 2015 | Kathimerini
  • Policy of Mandatory HIV Testing of Sex Workers Repealed in Greece

    According to a report at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on the 2nd of April, repealed the health regulation used to justify roundups and forced HIV testing of people alleged to be sex workers.

    15 April 2015 | Global Network of Sex Work Projects
  • Ten Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work

    This document provides ten reasons why decriminalizing sex work is the best policy for promoting health and human rights of sex workers, their families, and communities. Removing criminal prosecution of sex work goes hand-in-hand with recognizing sex work as work and protecting the rights of sex workers through workplace health and safety standards. Decriminalizing sex work means sex workers are more likely to live without stigma, social exclusion, and fear of violence.

    14 April 2015 | Open Society Foundation
  • HIV stigma drives sex work in Northern Kenya

    When Zeinab left her home village in Northern Kenya to look for a job, she had one thing in mind; work hard to help her struggling family. But her plans were destroyed by something that would keep her from home for the rest of her life.

    27 February 2015 | Key Correspondents
  • South African HIV Program on Rights of Sex Workers

    “The introduction of a national HIV programme for sex workers finally plugs a gaping hole in our country’s response to the epidemic,” said Dr. Fareed Abdullah, CEO of the South African National AIDS Council. “General HIV services simply do not meet the special needs of sex workers.”

    13 January 2015 | Global Fund press release
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