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Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers - 亚太地区性工作者网路组织

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作为一个非正式的性工作者网络,亚太地区性工作者网路组织(APNSW)旨在向亚太地区性工作者及组织提供协助。

为了在性工作者与向他们提供协助的组织之间建立网络,自1995年以来召开了两次地区性会议。第一次是于1995年在泰国的清迈省举行的第三届亚洲和太平洋地区艾滋病国际会议(ICAAP)期间所召开的关于建立亚太地区性工作者网路的专题讨论会。第二次是于1997年在菲律宾的马尼拉市举行的第四届亚洲和太平洋地区艾滋病国际会议(ICAAP)期间所召开的研讨会。1999年,在马来西亚的科伦坡市举行的第五届亚洲和太平洋地区艾滋病国际会议(ICAAP)期间召开了一次非正式的会议。

亚太地区性工作者网路组织也是亚洲-太平洋区域艾滋病网路合作组织(七个姐妹组织)的会员和性工作者计划国际网路组织的分支机构。

亚太地区性工作者网路组织的优先议题和任务

亚太地区性工作者网路组织将以人权为议题,为改变社会,媒体及政府当局对性工作者的态度和观念展开宣导和游说。在健康照顾服务方面,亚太地区性工作者网路组织主张性工作者应当得到可靠的健康照顾,提供健康照顾的组织和机构在提供包括艾滋病检查和治疗时须注重和保护性工作者的隐私和尊严。亚太地区性工作者网路组织认为对付艾滋病以及通过性行为传播的疾病的最可靠的途径就是性工作者组织与向他们提供协助的组织进行合作。实施各种预防计划必须顾及性工作者的平等待遇和权利。

在教育方面,性工作者应当有进一步学习新的职业技能和接触其他行业雇主的机会,而他们的子女也应当有受教育的机会。为此,他们需要一个在时间上有利于他们的环境。此外,亚太地区性工作者网路组织对亚太地区的一些组织为协助性工作者提供职业技能所做的努力表示赞赏。一些组织认识到训练性工作者在相互之间进行教育的意义。通过训练,性工作者能够在安全的性行为,人权以及识字等方面相互教育。除了相互间的教育,性工作者还能够教育社会成员如他们的顾客,警察,公众以及媒体如何使用保险套和平等地对待性工作者。

性工作者要求政府当局处理的其它议题包括他们作为公民的基本权利。他们认为不能因为属于少数群体而剥夺了他们的公民权。他们反对在申请贷款,住房以及旅行文件如签证时受到任何的歧视。


The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) is an informal network of sex workers and support organizations for sex workers in the Asia & Pacific Region.

Since 1995, two regional meetings were held to facilitate networking among sex workers and the groups that support them. The first one was a symposium on Creating an Asia and Pacific Network of Sex Workers, which was held during the 3rd International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1995. The second meeting was a workshop that took place during the 4th ICAAP in Manila, Philippines in 1997. During the 5th ICAAP in Kuala Lumpur in 1999, an informal meeting was organized.

APNSW is also a member of the Coalition of Asia-Pacific Regional Networks on HIV/AIDS (Seven Sisters) and an affiliate of the International Network of Sex Workers Project.

APNSW's Priority Issues and Challenges

APNSW uses a human rights framework to advocate on issues that would change the perception of society, the media and authorities towards sex work. In terms of health care services, APNSW would like to advocate that sex workers have access to reliable health care. They would like health care services, including HIV/AIDS testing and treatment be administrated in a confidential manner and would like to be treated with dignity and respect by health care providers. APNSW believes that the challenge of dealing with HIV/AIDS and STDs is best met by co-operation among sex workers and the organizations that support them. Prevention programme must take place in the context of rights and fair treatment of sex workers.

In the area of education, sex workers would like to be given the opportunity to further their education for the purpose of learning new job skills and making contacts with employers in other industries. They would like their children to have access to education as well. For this to happen, they would like a supportive environment where hours are conducive to them. Furthermore, APNSW recognizes the efforts of a number of organizations in the Asia-Pacific region that are helping sex workers upgrade their skills. Some organizations have realized the value of promoting sex workers as peer educators. By training to be peer educators, these sex workers can reach their peers and educate them on safe sex practices, human rights issues and teach them literacy skills. Besides educating their peers, these sex workers can also educate the members of the community such as their clients, the police, the public and media on condom use and fair treatment for sex workers.

Other issues that sex workers would like authorities to address are their basic rights as citizens in their own country. They believe that they should not be denied citizenship if they belong to an ethnic minority group. They also do not want to be discriminated against when they apply for travel documents like visas, loans or housing. 

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