La présente note d’information rappelle les principes et les bonnes pratiques à adopter pour entretenir une collaboration et un partenariat significatifs avec les organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe.

NSWP welcomes reports that the online platform OnlyFans has reversed its decision to ban content containing “sexually-explicit conduct” on its website from October 2021, after the backlash the announcement received from its users. The plan would have resulted in a severe loss of income for many sex workers, including those who have moved online to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for whom OnlyFans has become a main source of income as the pandemic continues.

Le Fonds mondial a établi des codes of conduite que les employés, les récipiendaires des ressources, les fournisseurs, les membres des Instances de coordination nationale et les responsables de la gouvernance doivent respecter. Toutes les parties prenantes sont notamment tenues d’interdire « l’exploitation sexuelle » en vertu de ces codes. En raison de l’amalgame largement répandu entre le travail du sexe et « l’exploitation sexuelle », cette disposition pourrait néanmoins être mal interprétée et exclure les travailleurSEs du sexe.

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) strongly supports efforts to decriminalise sex work that have been put forward by the Government of Malta. We reiterate the need for a human rights-based approach to sex work and encourage the Maltese government to continue with the law reform towards the full decriminalisation of sex work.

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) would like to take this opportunity to express its support for Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, who in July 2020 was appointed as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

NSWP denounces the harassment, arrests and detention of sex workers as part of the recently launched ‘Ujana’ programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo.