Sex workers assess implementation of SWIT

Sex workers assess implementation of SWIT

Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) held a five-day “SWIT” regional training from 24-28th April 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants came from Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Myanmar and China. During the regional training participants shared their experiences of how many SWIT-related activities are currently happening in their countries. ... Despite the SWIT being published in 2013, and being a WHO reference document for public health policy, it is clear many states in Asia and the Pacific have not yet engaged with these guidelines.

SWIT Training in Jakarta, Indonesia (Part Two)

SWIT Training in Jakarta, Indonesia (Part Two)

Part One of this article looked at barriers to sex worker community empowerment in Indonesia. Part Two summarizes discussions about addressing violence against sex workers, and community engagement in service provision.

SWIT Training in Jakarta, Indonesia (Part One)

SWIT Training in Jakarta, Indonesia (Part One)

The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers in collaboration with Organisasi Perubahan Sosial Indonesia (OPSI) conducted a national training in Jakarta from 15-17 November 2016. The training focused on the Sex Worker Implementation Tool (SWIT) - a guide for implementing comprehensive HIV/STI programmes with sex workers, published by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

APNSW facilitates Global Fund training in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

APNSW facilitates Global Fund training in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

APNSW in collaboration with Friends Frangipani, held a three-day training in Port Moresby from 17-19 October 2016. Thirty-two (32) sex worker community members took part in learning more about the Global Fund (GF), its structures and mechanisms, and how to engage effectively at the country level.

APNSW and VNSW host Global Fund Training in Hanoi, Vietnam

APNSW and VNSW host Global Fund Training in Hanoi, Vietnam

The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) in collaboration with the Vietnam Sex Workers Network (VNSW) organised a training from the 22-24 August in Hanoi, Vietnam on the Global Fund. Seventeen sex workers representing 12 sex worker-led organisations from across the nation attended the training.

APNSW hosts Global Fund Training for Sex Workers in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) facilitated a 3-day training in Kathmandu, Nepal from the 21-23 of September. The training aimed to teach participants about the structure and function of the Global Fund (GF) from a community perspective.

SWIT training in Dhaka, Bangladesh

APNSW in collaboration with the HIV/AIDS Research and Welfare Centre (HARC) organised a 3-day training from 4-6 September 2016. The SWIT training programme focused on community empowerment, human rights, violence against sex workers, and community-led services, rather than only HIV prevention.

Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers (SWIT Training), Yangon

Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers (SWIT Training), Yangon

APNSW members from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia and Vietnam took part in a five-day training in Yangon, Myanmar, from 20-24 June 2016. The training focussed on how to implement HIV/STI testing, treatment and prevention strategies that are directed by sex workers and that empower sex workers. The training was based around the structure of the "Sex Worker Implementation Tool", also known as “The SWIT” - a set of human rights based guidelines compiled by the World Health Organisation in partnership with other UN Agencies and Global NSWP.

Capacity Building on the Global Fund, Sep 2015

APNSW members from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Vietnam took part in a five-day workshop designed specifically to build capacity of sex workers to engage and work with the Global Fund mechanisms in their countries.