NNSW (INDIA) Condemns Murder of Gauri Lankesh

The National Network of Sex Workers, India, strongly condemns the killing of journalist and editor Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on September 5, 2017.

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About NNSW

The National Network of Sex Workers (NNSW) is a national network of sex worker-led organisations and allies committed to promoting the Rights of Sex Workers in India.NNSW consists of 12 CBOs/ State Networks/ State Federations/ Collectives and 8 NGOs across seven state.With a strength 50,000 members, it is the only national network that brings together female, transgender and male sex workers with NGOs and sex work(er) rights activists.

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Towards an Inclusive Policy

Sex Workers & Allies South Asia (SWASA) in partnership with NSWP, APNSW, NNSW, JMMS, Standup Movement, Daffodil Collectives...

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Questionnaire- Violence and Harassment at Work

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is seeking to develop an international instrument on violence and harassment in the world of work...

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Rubaru - Jan Andolan aur NNSW

"Rubaru" Jan andolan aur NNSW, 9-11 October 2017, Vishwa Yuva Kendra Delhi

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Recent Initiatives

In January 2017, Sex workers from NNSW and women’s rights activists oppose the conference, “Last Girl’s First” organised by Coalition Against Prostitution and Apne Aap International in Delhi. Over 2000 sex workers signed onto a statement opposing the continued conflation of trafficking and sex work and the complete absence of sex consenting workers from such conference spaces. Women’s groups across the country also developed an independent statement that was submitted to the conference participants.

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News & Press Release

Yes, sexual exploitation and slavery exist. But they are not the same as sex work

In her recent piece, Sex work or slavery?: Why human rights discourse is no longer a tool for liberation, Nandita Haksar bases her entire argument on the faulty premise that “almost all women who have been in prostitution call it slavery”.

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Women’s rights, human rights activists and sex workers call for decriminalisation of sex work

Women’s rights and human rights activists expressed solidarity with sex work networks in their call to stop all criminalisation of consensual sex work. Proposed amendments to the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (ITPA) seek to criminalize clients and customers, rehabilitate ‘prostitutes’ engaged in sex work by sending them to protective and rehabilitation homes.

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