health policy

German Congress challenges proposed mandatory registration of sex workers and other proposals

A coalition of sex workers from various German groups (including two NSWP member projects: Hydra e.V. and Bufas) organised a large and well-attended conference in Berlin last month.

Gender, Violence and Health – Contexts of vulnerability, resiliencies and care among people in the sex industry

 A “working paper” prepared as background to Building on the Evidence: An International Symposium on the Sex Industry in Canada

 

This paper is a result of a research programme in Canada’s sex industry: workers and their intimate partners, managers and clients.

Prostitution Free Zones Repealed in the District of Columbia

After nine years of organising, the joint efforts of NSWP member groups Best Practices Policy Best Practices Policy Project and HIPS, together with groups including Casa Ruby and the DC Trans Coalition have succeeded in having the District of Columbia’s “Prostitution Free Zone” policy overturned.

Quality of family planning services and integration in the prevention of vertical transmission context

Year: 
2014

Quality of family planning services and integration in the prevention of vertical transmission context

Perspectives and experiences of women living with HIV and service providers in Cameroon, Nigeria, and Zambia

In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law

In South Africa, sex workers arm themselves with the Law

This article appeared on the Open Societies Foundations website: In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law. The criminalization of sex work has dire consequences for the safety and health of sex workers.

Managing the risk of human rights violations in Global Fund-supported programs. Meeting Report - Geneva, 22-23 May 2014

Year: 
2014

A workshop was recently held in Geneva that brought together leading experts in health and human rights, technical partners, representatives of networks of key populations and people living with HIV, donors, grant recipients, civil society organizations, scholars and Global Fund board members and staff.

Physician Fitness - Looking For A Doctor While Working In The Sex Biz

Year: 
2013

This resource is a handout produced by two NSWP members.

If you are looking for a doctor while working in the sex industry these tips will help you find the right phyisican.

You can download this 1 page document above. This resource is in English.

Party and Playing the Smart Way. Getting smart about getting high and getting off.

Year: 
2014

This document is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

Let’s face it: some escorts and their clients are going to PARtY and play! Harm reduction believes people have the right to make informed decisions about what they put into their bodies, including drugs. But how do you keep yourself safe? Here are a few tips to keep YOU safe!

You can download this 1 page handout above. This resource is in English. 

New NSWP Member Resource Added: Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Sex Workers in NYC

Persist Health Project based in NYC has developed a useful guide for service providers seeking to shape their services to the needs of sex workers.

"No lectures or stink-eye": the healthcare needs of people in the sex trade in New York City

Year: 
2014

The present paper has been produced by a Member of NSWP (Persist Health Project) and is a useful read for service providers seeking to shape their services to the needs of sex workers.