North America and the Caribbean Regional Report: Good Practice in Sex Worker-Led HIV Programming

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This document summarises the experience of sex workers through examples of best practices that serve to share the development of politically influential tools; to strengthen sex workers’ group efforts to become effectively involved in the development of policies and programmes that help to amplify their voices both at regional and international levels. It also documents the access of sex workers to treatment, as well as the impact of HIV programmes which fail to include a human rights-based approach, such as highly coercive or mandatory HIV programmes, as well as the lack of access to affordable and effective treatment for HIV and STIs.

The document also summarises the process for conducting the documenting of good practices led by sex workers. Initiation, planning and delivery of work took place between June and December 2013. This documentation of good practices in HIV programming for sex workers includes access to treatment and other priority issues that need to be addressed in each region.

There are four case studies of sex worker-led HIV programming featured in this document:

  1. Guyana Sex Work Coalition - Guyana
  2. Sex Work Association of Jamaica - Jamaica
  3. Women with a Vision - USA
  4. Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project

You can download this 33 page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English.