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A new research report from Malmö University, commissioned by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU), criticises the so-called Swedish Modelof social policy on sex work, concluding that claims of the policy’s success have been greatly exaggerated.

European Regional Correspondent
Posted 5 February 2015 by NSWP

Proposed new law is dangerously misguided, say sex workers.

On Wednesday 4th February, sex workers and supporters launched ‘Realising Sex Workers’ Rights in Ireland,’ a ground-breaking paper addressing the reality of sex work in Ireland. Featuring the views of sex workers, legal practitioners and academics, the paper draws on international research and sets out a human rights and social justice response to sex work in Ireland.

Posted 5 February 2015 by NSWP

Last year the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, RFSU, commissioned a research report to investigate the effects of the Swedish ban against sex purchase, introduced in 1999. RFSU wanted an independent overview of earlier studies to be used as a foundation for a congressional decision in June 2015.

Posted 5 February 2015 by NSWP

The Moroccan Patent Office (Office of Industrial and Commercial Property - OMPIC) recently formalised an agreement with the European Patent Office (EPO) for validating European patents in Morocco starting on the 1st of March 2015. This mean that patent applications and patents granted in Europe will have the legal effects of Moroccan patent applications and will be subject to Moroccan law. A world premiere, Morocco becomes the first country outside of the European Patent Organisation to validate European patents in its territory.

Posted 26 January 2015 by NSWP

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects has published a response to the release of a Synthesis Report of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on the Post-2015 Agenda, titled ‘The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet’

Posted 22 December 2014 by NSWP

Many of the images circulating last week from the December 17th rallies commemorating the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers included photos of mask-wearing Chinese sex workers in Paris’ Belleville district. Many of the group were from a new organisation named Steel Roses – the rose symbolisesfemininity, and steel, strength -- set up to advocate for the rights of sex workers from the northern Chinese region of Dongbei who work in Belleville.

Regional Correspondent: Europe
Posted 22 December 2014 by NSWP

Earlier this month, NSWP member group Women with a Vision celebrated a quarter century of movement-building in Louisiana. The group’s 25th anniversary was commemorated with a fundraising party, with live musical guests, in New Orleans.

Regional Correspondent: North America & Caribbean
Posted 22 December 2014 by NSWP

Earlier this month, Hull City Council ​won a landmark ruling to create Britain's first "prostitution-free zone." The new orders mean that any sex workers or kerb crawlers caught around the Hessle Road area can be arrested and forced to appear in court. Hull City Council was granted the injunction order under Section 222 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Posted 22 December 2014 by NSWP

Trials of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) HIV medication, Truvada, are currently underway in 3 Australian states, despite concerns from sex workers that PrEP may undermine the safer sex culture of the Australian sex industry. PrEP, is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs – those used to treat the HIV virus – which in theory prevents a non-HIV positive person from sero-converting to the virus should they come in contact with it.

Posted 18 December 2014 by NSWP

Sex workers are responding with outrage about a new reality show named "8 Minutes" set to air on the A&E channel. The show follows vice cop-turned-minister, Kevin Brown as he arranges to meet sex workers in hotel rooms and, within eight minutes, tries to “rescue” them from the sex trades.

Posted 18 December 2014 by NSWP

The ongoing campaign being undertaken by Indian sex workers advocating for law reform, including the decriminalisation of sex work, recently received a boost in profile when a consortium of sex work law reform advocates, including Chief of the Indian National Commission for Women, L

Posted 18 December 2014 by NSWP

12 December 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands – The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is delighted with the decision of the International AIDS Society (IAS), who announced today that the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands would host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) from 22-28 July 2018.

Posted 18 December 2014 by NSWP

This is the 10th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This issue's theme is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

This resource is in English.  You can download this 9 page PDF below.

NSWP
Posted 18 December 2014 by NSWP

2014 Events

This year, we anticipate December 17 events will take place numerous cities around the world.

To submit your event commemorating International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, click here.

 

Posted 17 December 2014 by NSWP


This event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at Streetwise and Safe, on the 4th floor of the 
Miss Major-Jay Toole Building for Social Justice
147 West 24th St. 
New York, NY 10011

near the C/E/N/R/1/F and PATH trains

RSVP and event details on Facebook

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Posted 17 December 2014 by NSWP
Tue, 16 December 2014 ICRSE Coordinator
 

Joint Press release by STRASS, French Union of Sex Workers, Acceptess-T, Act Up Paris, Aids, Cabiria, Collective Ma

Posted 17 December 2014 by NSWP

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Today, 17th of December 2014, sex workers, their advocates, allies, friends and families, are gathering around the world to denounce all acts of violence against sex workers.

 

Posted 17 December 2014 by NSWP

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 

The International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers is observed annually on December 17 by sex workers, advocates, friends, families and allies. The day calls attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers worldwide, as well as the need to remove the social stigma and discrimination which contributes to violence against sex workers.

Posted 17 December 2014 by NSWP

Today is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Every year sex workers groups all over the world organises different activities to memorise the victimised sex workers, and to increase the public concern over sex workers.

Posted 17 December 2014 by NSWP

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In the spirit of remembrance and healing, sex workers, allies and advocates from around the world in recognising December 17, the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers. We seek to come together to remember those who we have lost this year, and renew our commitment in the on-going struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all sex workers.

Posted 17 December 2014 by NSWP