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The All India Network of Sex Workers (AINSW), a collective of 5 million sex workers in India and a member of NSWP, last week wrote to the Delhi government demanding better access to vaccines for sex workers and transgender people.

The Hindustan Times reported on the letter, including quotes from AINSW.

15th 六月 2021

参与公共和政治生活的权利载于国际人权法。从广义上讲, “公共生活” 是指政治工作和活动发生的领域。参与公共生活可以在基层可以在全球层面,可以是正式的或非正式的。通过各种形式的公共生活参与,性工作者成功地影响了影响他们生活的政策、项目、做法和讨论。然而,在确保性工作者有效参与公共生活和决策过程方面,仍然存在重大障碍。

编写本简报是为了提供与妇女地位委员会 第65次会议(CSW65)主题有关的资料。2021年3月,将在线举行CSW65会议,探讨妇女充分和有效地参与公共生活和决策,以及消除暴力,以实现两性平等和对所有妇女和女童赋权。


29th 三月 2021

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.

11th 一月 2021



22nd 十二月 2020



22nd 十二月 2020

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。


5th 十一月 2020

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.

29th 十月 2020

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.

14th 十月 2020

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.

13th 十月 2020

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.

24th 九月 2020

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 。



9th 九月 2020

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.

8th 九月 2020

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.

1st 九月 2020

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.

27th 八月 2020

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 。



27th 八月 2020

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.

26th 八月 2020

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.

20th 八月 2020

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.

13th 八月 2020

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.

10th 八月 2020

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.

10th 八月 2020

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.

27th 七月 2020

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.

21st 七月 2020