Videos made by sex workers from around the world!Sex workers give their perspectives on laws, and policies, show their work in health programmes and share their views and tell their stories. This site is maintained by APNSW for the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, NSWP
Sex workers from around the world submitted reports to the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. This video features some of the spoken interventions made during regional consultations, featuring voices from Cambodia, Thailand, Guyana, Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United States, and Argentina. In Khmer, Thai, Spanish, and English, with English subtitles as appropriate.
Taking the Pledge is a 13-minute film featuring sex workers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Mali, Thailand and more! They describe the problems created by the 'anti-prostitution pledge' required to receive USAID and PEPFAR funds.In English, Khmer, Thai, French, Portuguese and Bengali, with English subtitles. Watch in full-screen mode to read the subtitles.Produced by the Network of Sex Work Projects. Erin Siegal shot the interviews and edited the film.Thumbnail photo © 2006 Niesha Studio
Recorded December 2, 2011 in Asheville, NC. By North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition.
This video is part of a project of APNSW teaching sex workers to make their own advocacy videos and to document their work. This film is from TOP (Targeted Outreach Project) in Yangon. The TOP Program is a national, community run HIV Program for Female, Male and TG sex workers and MSM in Myanmar/Burma. They have set up 18 centres nationally and 95% of the staff come from the community. Their message is "If we can do it here, then it shows sex workers can do it for ourselves almost anywhere"
APNSW presented on legal issues for sex workers at the Global Commission on HIV and the Law's Regional Dialogue held in Bangkok. This is the presentation made by sex workers from across the region and includes video evidence of the abuses faced by sex workers and the need for reforms. More about eh Commission, its processes and other regional dialogues can be found on the website http://hivlawcommission.org
This video and its supplementary documents are designed to spark discussion and create inspiration for looking at the ways that peer-led groups providing support and services to sex workers in their communities can collaborate with harm reduction agencies. The materials were developed by a group of sex workers and allies during the Speak Up! media training, the second annual workshop by Sex Work Awareness in New York City. We were motivated to produce this project because we know that the sex ...
In April 2010 APNSW conducted a training workshop for sex workers to learn skills in Video Advocacy. The training was organised by Dale from APNSW and Ryan Schlief from WITNESS. Sex workers from China, Myanmar/Burma and Malaysia came to the week long workshop, which was supported by a grant from OSI. These newly trained film makers made a video action plan for their first film and will be making these films in their country in the next few months with technical support from APNSW.
Recent pronouncements by the Prime Minister in Cambodia that sex work is an affront to traditional Cambodian culture and to the dignity of Cambodian women have led to more raids on bars and arrests of sex workers. See here: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010032534270/National-news/officials-raid-massage-parlour-seize-48-suspected-sex-workers.html Sex Workers are meant to learn "dignified" professions such as sewing to work in garment factories- but garment factory workers are rebellin...