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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
APNSW Members from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam took part in a Legal Literacy Training workshop in Bangkok