NSWP Consensus Statement on Sex Work, Human Rights, and the Law

NSWP Consensus Statement on Sex Work, Human Rights, and the Law
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The Consensus Statement details eight fundamental rights that sex worker-led groups from around the world identify as crucial targets for their activism and advocacy. Following a global consultation with members, the NSWP Consensus Statement reaffirms NSWP ’s global advocacy platform for sex work, human rights and the law. A 12 page summary of the Consensus Statement is also available.

The Consensus Statement is a new tool for sex workers' advocacy worldwide. It is issued on behalf of NSWP members and the sex workers they represent including sex workers of all genders, class, race, ethnicity, health status, age, nationality, citizenship, language, education levels, disabilities, and many other factors. For the first time, it distills into a consensus the global demands of the sex worker rights movement. These eight rights, if fully realised, would be a huge step towards safeguarding sex workers' human rights, labour rights, and health.

The statement covers eight rights:

  • The right to associate and organise;
  • The right to be protected by the law;
  • The right to be free from violence;
  • The right to be free from discrimination;
  • The right to privacy, and freedom from arbitrary interference;
  • The right to health;
  • The right to move and migrate; and
  • The right to work and free choice of employment

You can download this 28 page PDF document above. This resource is available in English, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

The images below were created by Molly Hankinson and are based on the eight rights from the Consensus Statement. You can download a summary version of the Consensus Statement with Molly's images here.

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