Archive for April, 2011


APNSW presented on legal issues for sex workers at the Global Commission on HIV and the Law’s Regional Dialogue held in Bangkok. This is the presentation made by sex workers from across the region and includes video evidence of the abuses faced by sex workers and the need for reforms. More about eh Commission, its processes and other regional dialogues can be found on the website http://hivlawcommission.org


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Now that UNAIDS have allocated core funding to APNSW, Last month, we  moved into our new offices located in Soi Sailom on Paholyothin Road, close to Ari BTS station. It is a fabulous space (naturally). It has several small offices for staff members to utilize as well as an attractive entrance area, reception, and functional kitchen.

The best feature has to be the fantastic meeting room which can hold about thirty people and is fully equipped with whiteboards which are mounted around the walls.  It will be much easier for us to run workshops and larger meetings from our office space, rather than having to rent function rooms wherever we can find them.

Last month, while the Policy and Program Committee met in Bangkok, we took the opportunity to throw a small office-warming, before they left for their home countries.  In attendance were staff from our sister NGOs in Bangkok, as well as a few UN staffers.

All in all, it was a great night and after years of working from Andrew and Dale’s house, we at the APNSW secretariat are thrilled to be finally working from a fully functional office.

APNSW 60/1 Monririn Building, 2nd Floor Room no. A202, Soi Paholyothin 8 [Sai-lom], Paholyothin Road, Samsan nai, Payatai, Bangkok 10400

T: +66 2616 6162

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A number of APNSW members are involved in local, regional and global meetings for setting new targets for Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment and care.

In the last week of March, 2011 4 reps from APNSW as well as some other sex worker activists from the region were involved in the regional consultation. We also had 6 pieces in a small Art Exhibition called Art for AIDS- which you can see in the photos. This video shows some of the issues. http://vimeo.com/21907779

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/21907779″>Universal Access</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/asiaworks”>AsiaWorks Television</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

We will also post more information and updates including the regional declaration on Univarsal Access and news from the Civil Society Hearing happening this week in New York at the UN headquarters

Click here | AP Consultation 2011 – Review | for Summary of Regional Consultation meeting in Bangkok & Initiation of regular Civil Society meetings.

Art for AIDS

Art for AIDS

Art for AIDS

Art for AIDS

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