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sweat-site-coordinators-manual_coverSite Coordinators Manual

For working within the sex work sector

 

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Sex work and the Law

World Aids Day Campaign

This document is a collection of fact sheets discussing the reasons for and effects of decriminalisation of sex work worldwide, including health, safety, worker’s rights, children’s rights, public health, economics, and women’s rights.

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10 Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work OSF

Open Society Foundation

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.

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Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa: A Guide for Journalists and Writers

SWEAT; Sisonke; Women’s Legal Centre & Sonke Gender Justice

The Guide has been compiled for journalists and writers involved in reporting on sex work. It sets out basic facts about the sex work industry in South Africa and contains sections on appropriate terminology, use of images and respectful interviewing techniques.

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Know Your Rights

SWEAT

A pocket size publication for sex workers to know about that human rights.

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Creative Space Manual

SWEAT

SWEAT has developed this manual to help organisations to run Creative Space workshops for sex workers across South Africa. Creative Space Workshops (also known as Risk Reduction Workshops) started at SWEAT many years ago, and evolved and were moulded in the hands of many creative, committed staff members, as sex workers told SWEAT what their needs and challenges were. This is a central theme: listen to sex workers, learn from sex workers, respond to sex workers. Don’t tell sex workers what their needs are, let them tell you.

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Criminalizing Condoms

Open Society Foundation

The study observed the practice of police actively stopping and searching sex workers for condoms, either to destroy, confiscate or to use them as evidence to arrest sex workers.

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Stop Harassing Us! Tackle Real Crime

Women’s Legal Centre, SWEAT & Sisonke

A report on human rights violations by police against sex workers in South Africa.

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National Sex Worker Population Size Estimation Study

SWEAT & Sisonke

The National Sex Worker Population Size Estimation study was conducted in recognition of the fact that sex workers are highly vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. Since sex worker numbers were not known until now, developing robust and evidence informed responses for HIV-prevention programming suited to this key population group has been difficult. Information gathered in the study will inform the development of a National Sex Work Strategic Plan, linked to the NSP.

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South African National Sex Worker HIV Plan 2016-2019

South African National AIDS Council

The National Sex Worker HIV Plan, is a comprehensive response to the needs of sex workers. The Plan has been designed to encompass the multi-faceted lives of sex workers and tackles health needs but also psycho social support, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, reducing violence and economic empowerment.

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National Strategic Plan for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Sex Workers

South African National AIDS Council

This strategic document is expected to provide a framework to all service providers to create an environment that will enable and empower sex workers to reduce their own risk of HIV/STIs acquisition and/or transmission, to seek and get appropriate early diagnosis and treatment of HIV/STIs and to address structural issues related to HIV and sex work.

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National Sex Worker Programme Evaluation

SWEAT & NACOSA

The goal of the SWEAT National Sex Worker Programme is to improve the health and development of adult sex workers in South Africa, with an emphasis on HIV prevention and care.

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Good Practice Guide to integrated sex worker programming

SWEAT

This Good Practice Guide weaves together the experiences of 19 organisations and two years of implementation of the Red Umbrella Programme. SWEAT, through its role in the Red Umbrella programme and as a result of its own 20 year history of working with sex workers, is making the circle bigger – expanding learning and improving implementation.

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The Sale of Sex

Ashleigh Furlong

The publication is a creative project and was completed as part of a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Media Theory and Practice at the University of Cape Town. The project was supervised by Professor Herman Wasserman.

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