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This is the 31st issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period April - June 2021. 

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This is the 29th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period August - December 2020. 

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This is the 28th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period January - July 2020. 

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This is the 27th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period September - December 2019. 

This is the 26th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period July - September 2019. 

This systematic review and meta-analysis, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), has found that sex workers who have experienced 'regressive policing' (including arrest, extortion and violence from police), are three times more likely to experience sexual or physical violence. The study examines the impacts of criminalisation on sex workers’ safety, health, and access to services, using data from 33 countries. Sex workers' health and safety was found to be at risk not only in countries where sex work was criminalised, but also in Canada, which has introduced the “Nordic model”, where purchasing sex is specifically criminalised.

Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) has released two complementary analyses on prostitution “diversion” programs (PDPs) in the USA: Diversion from Justice: 'A Rights-Based Analysis of Local ‘Prostitution Diversion Programs’ and their Impacts on People in the Sex Sector in the United States'; and 'Un-Meetable Promises: Rhetoric and Reality in New York City’s Human Trafficking Intervention Courts'. One is national in scope and the other focused specifically on New York City programming.

This is the 19th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from May - July 2017. 

This is the 18th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from February - April 2017. 

This is the 17th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from November 2016 - January 2017. 

This is the 16th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from August - October 2016. 

This is the 15th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from January - July 2016. 

In Australia, certain sexual acts performed in pornography are deemed offensive and degrading in criminal law. Zahra Stardust demonstrates how performer-producers are resisting government classification and criminal laws by engaging in sex workers' rights activism through creating performer-centered spaces and pioneering best practices labour standards. This article was published as a part of Research for Sex Work 15: Resistance and Resilience.

Theme: Labour