يمكن للتشريعات المتعلقة بالعمل بالجنس أن تكون معقدةً للغاية وتتواجد نماذج قانونية مختلفة في البلدان المختلفة، وحتى أحيانًا داخل البلدان نفسها. 

في حين أن فهم القوانين والقواعد المكتوبة أمرٌ مهم، إلا أنه لا يُقدِم صورةً كاملةً لتأثير قوانين العمل بالجنس على حياة العاملين/ات بالجنس. لفهم ذلك، من الضروري فهم كيف يتم تفسير القوانين، فرضها، وتنفيذها على أرض الواقع. 

NSWP welcomes reports that the online platform OnlyFans has reversed its decision to ban content containing “sexually-explicit conduct” on its website from October 2021, after the backlash the announcement received from its users. The plan would have resulted in a severe loss of income for many sex workers, including those who have moved online to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for whom OnlyFans has become a main source of income as the pandemic continues.

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) strongly supports efforts to decriminalise sex work that have been put forward by the Government of Malta. We reiterate the need for a human rights-based approach to sex work and encourage the Maltese government to continue with the law reform towards the full decriminalisation of sex work.

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) would like to take this opportunity to express its support for Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, who in July 2020 was appointed as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.