In Support of Amnesty International’s “Draft Policy on Sex Workers’ Human Rights”

Amnesty International recently came under fire for coming up with a draft policy that calls for the decriminalisation of sex work. In particular, many celebrities signed an open letter to ask Amnesty vote against decriminalisation (which is what sex workers globally are calling for). As such, the Global Network for Sex Work Projects (NSWP) has come up […]

ASEAN People’s Forum 2015 : Our Report and Reflections

The annual ASEAN People’s Forum/ ASEAN Civil Society Conference took place from the 21st to 24th of April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. It is a conference that aims to bring together civil society groups and activists from all around the region to discuss key human rights issues that people face. The theme for this year […]

Sex Workers of ASEAN Demand Recognition and Equal Rights

Over the weekend of 21st to 23rd March 2014, sex workers from all over ASEAN (including Timor Leste, but excluding Brunei) gathered at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People’s Forum in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar. The Sex Workers of ASEAN network (SWASEAN) was spearheaded by Empower Thailand—a sex worker community based organization established in 1984—almost two […]