The 39th UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board Meeting took place in Geneva from 6-8 December 2016. APNSW Regional Coordinator Kay Thi Win spoke at the meeting on the needs of ageing sex workers.
In spite of the financial constraints within which UN Women must currently operate, it is astonishing to see less than six weeks of time being given to an online-only consultation. This also seems to be the first significant opportunity for those who will be most affected by this policy – sex workers themselves – to contribute.
Amnesty International is to be congratulated for the quality of the draft policy it has prepared, which in itself is another milestone in the journey of realizing the human rights of sex workers.