There are a number of international and national organisations that support the full decriminalisation of sex work. See below for a list a national and international position papers, as well as news reports on advocacy work in South Africa.
National position papers:
- SWEAT – Seven months of no action by SAHRC (2020)
- Southern African HIV Clinicians Society – The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Submission to the Joint Multi–Party Women’s Caucus –Support of Full Decriminalisation (2018)
- Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) – Submission on the South African Law Reform Commission’s Report on “Adult Prostitution“ (2017)
- Asijiki Coalition – Founding statement (2015)
International position papers:
- Human Rights Watch: Why sex work should be decriminalised in South Africa (2019)
- Stop Aids – Position paper: Supporting the full decriminalisation of sex work (2019)
- Amnesty International – Amnesty International’s Policy on State Obligations to Respect Protect and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers (2016)
- Commission of Gender Equality – Decriminalising Sex Work in South Africa (2013)
- World Health Organisation – Policy paper: Prevention and treatment of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections for Sex Workers in low- and middle-income countries (2012)
Advocacy in the news:
- 29 April 2019 – Decriminalising sex work is the only rational choice to end stigma, discrimination and violence against sex workers. Read more here.
- 5 March 2018 – The Multi-Party Women’s Caucus held an all-day summit to discuss the current Law Reform Commission Report on sex work, which is currently resolving for partial sex work decriminalisation. Read more about the summit here. Various stakeholders presented their positions. A full list of stakeholder submissions is available here.
- 15 June 2017 – South African AIDS Conference – The National Strategic Plan for HIV fails sex workers. Read the story here.