Sex Worker-led Organisations’ Engagement with International Policies and Guidelines: A Review of Policy Impacts from 2016–2020


This case study is the fourth and final instalment in a series produced by NSWP over a five-year period. Spanning the years 2015 to 2019, three previous case studies documented the role of NSWP and its member organisations in the development, implementation, and monitoring of rights-affirming international guidelines and policies on sex work. These case studies also examined the usage and impact of international guidelines and policies in local, national, and regional sex worker advocacy. 

Contents include:

  • Background
  • Actions Monitored and Documented
  • ACTION #1: Strengthening the capacity of sex worker-led networks and organisations to advocate for and meaningfully engage in the development and implementation of rights-based policies on sex work
  • ACTION #2: Advocating for non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations, and governmental bodies to adopt and implement rights-based policies on sex work
  • ACTION #3: Working with women’s rights organisations, bodies, and entities to promote rights-based policies and positions on sex work
  • Conclusion

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