Sex Workers Who Use Drugs

Sex Workers Who Use Drugs
This joint briefing paper by NSWP and INPUD highlights the specific needs and rights of sex workers who use drugs, as a community that spans two key populations. This document provides an overview of some of the most endemic and substantive ways in which sex workers who use drugs face double criminalisation and associated police harassment, intersectional stigma, compounded marginalisation and social exclusion, heightened interference and harassment from healthcare and other service providers, infantilisation, pathologisation, and an associated undermining of agency, choice, and self-determination.
Year of publication: 
2015

Research for Sex Work, Issue 13: HIV and Sex Work, the View from 2012

Research for Sex Work, Issue 13: HIV and Sex Work, the View from 2012
This issue of research for sex work reflects a small shift. Here, HIV and sex work don’t mean an array of epidemiologically oriented studies, but the frame for critiques of and questions about policy, laws, and programmes. Articles not written by sex workers themselves base their conclusions on what sex workers say. Here, no one tells sex workers how to run their lives.
Year of publication: 
2012

A Fundamental Shift: The Future of the Global MSM and HIV Movement

A Fundamental Shift: The Future of the Global MSM and HIV Movement
To anticipate where the MSM, HIV, and human rights movements might be in another 25 years, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) carried out a foresight scenario planning process with several dozen of its stakeholders and partners. MSMGF began with a simple but fundamental question: “What will the global MSM and HIV movements look like in 25 years?” The scenario planning process and its outcomes are documented in MSMGF’s latest publication.
Year of publication: 
2015

‘SWIT’ – Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programs with Sex Workers

'SWIT' - Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programs with Sex Workers
This tool, commonly abbreviated as ‘SWIT,’ is the product of collaboration among sex workers, service providers, researchers, government officials, and NGOs from around the world. Its development was guided by WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, NSWP, the World Bank, and development partners from the US, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose of this tool is to describe approaches and principles to building programmes. Guidance is provided on how to implement the recommended health-care interventions for HIV prevention, treatment and care, how to manage programmes, and how to build the capacity of sex worker organizations. Throughout the document are case examples from programmes around the world, highlighting specific aspects related to sex worker programming that have worked well in their contexts. These case examples illustrate how an issue or challenge has been addressed, and to inspire ideas about approaches that could work in the reader’s own context. The summary (policy brief) is also available.
Year of publication: 
2013

Global Fund Updates CCM Guidelines and Requirements for 2015: New Opportunities for Key Population Advocacy

Global Fund Updates CCM Guidelines and Requirements for 2015: New Opportunities for Key Population Advocacy
This alert provides information and practical guidance for civil society organizations and key population networks on the updated country coordinating mechanism (CCM) Eligibility Requirements which came into effect January 1, 2015. The alert is also available in French, Russian, and Spanish.
Year of publication: 
2015

The Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans People and Trans Communities

The Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans People and Trans Communities
The Blueprint is a document with far-reaching potential and applications in trans health and human rights in the region. The purpose of the Blueprint is to strengthen and enhance the policy-related, clinical, and public health responses for trans people in Asia and the Pacific. The primary audience for the Blueprint is health providers, policymakers and governments. The information within the Blueprint could also serve donors, bi- and multilateral organisations and trans and other civil society organisations.
Year of publication: 
2015

Report on the TB and HIV Financing Activist Workshop

Report: HIV and TB Financing Activist Workshop
This March 2015 meeting held in Johannesburg was a forum for information-sharing and advocacy agenda-setting through lively debates and discussions. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen key population advocacy for the best use of Global Fund resources and sustainable funding for HIV and TB in Botswana, Malawi, and Tanzania. The meeting culminated with representatives from each country developing (either joint or by organization) a peer- and facilitator-reviewed advocacy work plan that formed part of their application for direct support through a closed request for proposals from ITPC/ARASA.
Year of publication: 
2015