The Global State of Harm Reduction is the only report that provides an independent analysis of harm reduction in the world. Now in its the seventh edition, the Global State of Harm Reduction 2020 is the most comprehensive global mapping of harm reduction responses to drug use, HIV and viral hepatitis.View
Publications & Tools
We have organised our growing library of publications and tools to better serve the sex worker-led movement, funders, and allies. We have highlighted key topics that intersect with our work including participatory grantmaking, donor finders, and other work contributed from regional networks, sex worker funders, and other organisations that support sex worker rights.
This discussion paper was commissioned by OSI’s Sexual Health and Rights Project for an international gathering held June 2006 in Johannesburg, South Africa, about the impact of laws, policies, and law enforcement practices on sex workers? health and human rights.NGOs, agencies, and funders who work with people in sex work have used different frameworks, such as harm reduction and human rights, to guide their work. This document provided a basis for discussion of the pros and cons of these approaches. This was achieved by reviewing the ways harm reduction strategies and rights-based frameworks have been developed in various regions of the world, clarifying terms, noting strengths and weaknesses, and finding common ground for future work.View
“Sex workers and their communities are at the forefront of the Harm
Reduction movement because there are strong similarities between drug
use and sex work. Both are heavily stigmatized. And, much like people
who use drugs, people who engage in sex work are marginalized and
criminalized for the choices they make about their bodies.” HRC provides a Fact Sheet o nSex Work and Harm Reduction as well as relevant resources.
“This document was created to contribute to sex worker organizations’ reflections about, and their capacity to evaluate and use, the language of harm reduction as it relates to sex work, particularly when interfacing with policy makers, funders, media, researchers and other actors. Currently, harm reduction language is used more and more frequently by people outside of criminalized and affected communities (e.g. politicians, lawyers/judges, academics, service providers, prohibitionists, etc.). As a result, narrow and problematic representations of harm reduction are getting more air time and visibility.” Co- authored by Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Worker Support Network.View
Supporting sex workers’ rights shouldn’t feel like a reach for the drug reform movement. Both exist to reduce the harm wrought by criminalisationView