International Research

“Outdated Laws, Outspoken Whores”: Exploring sex work in a criminalized setting.  By Sonja Dolinsek April 20, 2017

Street Prostitution Zones and Crime By Stephen Kastoryano, Paul Bisschop, and Bas van der Klaauw April 19, 2017

Child Trafficking, Youth Labour Mobility and the Politics of Protection by Neil Howard -April 2017

The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to Addressing the Failures of Anti-Sex Work Organisations By NSWP April 5th 2017

Global Consultant: Policy Brief on the Impact of Criminalisation on Sex Workers’ Vulnerability to HIV and Violence- by NSWP- April 6th 2017

Addressing the Failures of Anti-Sex Work Organisations Premiering #SWPrEP video:

The implications of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis on the sex industry. Report For more PrEP information visit:

Feminism, Prostitution and the State The Politics of Neo-Abolitionism Edited by Eilis Ward, Gillian Wylie

The Emotional Leviathan: How Street-Level Bureaucrats govern Human Trafficking Victims


Evidence Assessment of the Impacts of the Criminalization of the Purchase of Sex: A Review by Scottish Centre For Crime And Justice Research 15 Feb 15th 2017]

Street Prostitution Zones and Crime by Paul Bisschop,  Stephen Kastoryano,  Bas van der Klaauw

Revitalizing Imperialism: Contemporary Campaigns against Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery by Kamala Kempadoo

Prof. Joel Quirk lectures at Brown about sex workers By Andrew Stewart on March 27, 2016

Sharmila representing the Philippines Sex Worker Collective. She speaks on sex worker rights and her experiences working with trafficking NGO’s and how it changed her perspective.- Apr 7, 2016

“Count, Capture, and Reeducate”: The Campaign to Rehabilitate Cuba’s Female Sex Workers, 1959–1966-By Sonja Dolinsek February 18, 2017

TRAFFICKING PAST Exploring sex, work and migration in modern history 

Crossing borders to buy sex: Taiwanese men negotiating gender, class and nationality in the Chinese sex industry-byFeb 24th 2017

There are a number of reasons for supporting PrEP, but also a large number of reasons not to. Sex workers who have been part of trials have concerns about side effects and, given the failure rate in 2 African Women’s studies, efficacy. Also concerns about clients offering PrEP in place of condoms (how long must you take PrEP as a female sex worker before it is effective for vaginal or anal sex? If a male sex worker working with male clients, how long must you take it before it is effective if you are a bottom or a top? Would PrEP erode condom culture and the ability of sex workers to protect themselves from all STIs? If you are working in a country where sex work is illegal, would PrEP replace condoms as evidence used by the police?

Guidelines issued by WHO, UNAIDS, CDC, etc., all state that condoms *must* be used with PrEP, but on the ground, the reality is that most don’t. The reason why bacterial STI rates didn’t increase may have been because they were already high. With the increase in BB porn and BB parties, bacterial STIs (gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and syphilis), were already high. In NZ these three have been increasing amongst gay men since the rise of BB porn, with a related rise in HIV.

 Policy Brief: The Decriminalisation of Third Parties Submitted by NSWP on 13th March 2017