Animation: The Smart Sex Worker's Guide to SWIT


The Sex Worker Implementation Tool (SWIT) offers practical guidance on effective HIV and STI programming for sex workers. It provides evidence for the necessity of decriminalisation of sex work, the involvement of sex workers in developing policy, and the empowerment and self-determination of sex work communities as a fundamental part of the fight against HIV. This resource is based on the WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS and NSWP 2012 recommendations on HIV and Sex Work. A 24-page Smart Guide to the SWIT is also available. The full name of the SWIT is Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers: Practical Approaches from Collaborative Interventions. It was produced in collaboration with sex worker-led organisations by WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, NSWP, The World Bank and UNDP. In 2015, NSWP reflected on the development and impact of the SWIT in the SWIT Case Study.

The Sex Worker Implementation Tool (SWIT) animation is a new tool for sex workers' advocacy worldwide. It was created by Smo Sienkiewicz. The illustrations used throughout the video were created by Molly Hankinson.

This resource is available in English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.