Funding for Sex Workers’ Rights
Human Rights, Decriminalization and Anti-Trafficking
Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)
The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) exists to uphold the voice of sex workers globally and connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers.
Ten Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work (Open Society Foundations)
This document provides ten reasons why decriminalizing sex work is the best policy for promoting health and human rights of sex workers, their families, and communities.
Beyond Trafficking and Slavery (openDemocracy)
Beyond Trafficking and Slavery is launching a new debate series geared to allow all those working on trafficking, modern slavery, and forced labour to think through questions of principle, strategy, and tactic together.
Amnesty International Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers (Amnesty International)
This policy has been developed in recognition of the high rates of human rights abuses experienced globally by individuals who engage in sex work; a term that Amnesty International uses only in regard to consensual exchanges between adults. It identifies the most prominent barriers to the realization of sex workers’ human rights and underlines states’ obligations to address them.
Anti-Trafficking Review - Special Sex Work Issue (Anti-Trafficking Review)
This Special Issue of the Anti-Trafficking Review highlights some of the current achievements of – and challenges faced by – the global sex worker rights movement.
Sex Workers Organising for Change: Self-representation, community mobilisation, and working conditions (Global Alliance Against Traffic In Women)
Sex worker rights organisations are creatively responding to violence, exploitation and other abuses within the sex industry, including instances of human trafficking, according to this new report published by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women.
Sex Work and Public Health
HIV and sex workers (The Lancet)
This Series of seven papers aims to investigate the complex issues faced by sex workers worldwide, and calls for the decriminilisation of sex work, in the global effort to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Guidance Note on Services for sex workers - 2014 (UNAIDS)
This Guidance Note is part of the resource kit for high-impact programming that provides simple, concise and practical guidance on key areas of the AIDS response.
HIV Philanthropy for Sex Workers (Funders Concerned About AIDS)
This resource provides an analysis of philanthropy disbursed for HIV-related efforts in 2017 that addressed the needs and rights of sex workers.