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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 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 letter to UN Women, 16 Oct 2016

APNSW letter to UN Women, 16 Oct 2016

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.

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.