Local groups can engage in advocacy and documentation to hold their governments accountable to international standards for human rights. One important way to do this is by drafting shadow reports to a treaty monitoring body or other relevant committee of the United Nations or other international agency. Shadow reports are unofficial reports that provide alternative information to that contained in an official, or state, report required by a treaty. Groups may also submit affidavits and letters documenting support for their position. You can submit official testimony, such as shadow reports, letter and affidavits, to international human rights mechanisms.
New UNAIDS strategy calls for decriminalisation of sex work, same sex acts, HIV transmission, and drug use. Echoing evidence from various research, and practices globally, UNAIDS has specifically called for the decriminalisation of sex work – especially in Africa where 70% of sex work is criminalised, in one form or the other – saying “Decriminalisation […]
This publication is aimed at sex workers of all genders and backgrounds, sex worker projects, human rights organizations and advocates. It contains practical information on how to start human rights documenting projects, to organize human rights campaigns and to use formal human rights mechanisms. In this booklet you can find among others: – different models […]