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News Archive: June 2021
The All India Network of Sex Workers (AINSW), a collective of 5 million sex workers in India and a member of NSWP, last week wrote to the Delhi government demanding better access to vaccines for sex workers and transgender people.
The Hindustan Times reported on the letter, including quotes from AINSW.
The Multi-Stakeholder Task Force Issue Statement in Response to Adoption of 2021 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
The Multi-Stakeholder Task Force has issued a statement welcoming the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the 2021 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS but also drawing attention to critical omissions and weaknesses within the declaration.
To coincide with the start of the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV & AIDS, NSWP has joined STOPAIDS and over 140 cross-party MPs and leaders in the HIV response in writing to the UK Government.
The Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing as part of the preparatory process for the 2021 UN high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS was hosted on Friday, 23 April 2021.
Sex worker groups around the world held events and actions to mark 2nd June, International Sex Workers’ Day.
The Supreme Court of Spain has issued a ruling recognising the right of sex workers to form unions. The ruling comes after an appeal from NSWP member organisation Organización de Trabajadoras Sexuales OTRAS. The judges agree with OTRAS when they consider that its members "enjoy the fundamental right to freedom of association and have the right to organise".
The NSWP Consensus Statement on Sex Work, Human Rights, and the Law details eight fundamental rights that sex worker-led groups from around the world identify as crucial targets for their activism and advocacy. These eight rights, if fully realised, would be a huge step towards safeguarding sex workers' human rights, labour rights, and health.