WNU Publication

The 100% Condom Use Policy: a sex worker rights perspective
100% Condom Use Policy (CUP) programmes that aim to reduce HIV among fem ale sex workers are being implemented or planned in several countries in As ia, Latin America and Africa. As a result of claims made about the role of 100% CUP in reducing nat ional HIV epidemics, UNAIDS and other key agencies promote the programmes as a "be st practice". The NSWP has a different view of the theory and practice of 100% CUP. Our view is based on ethical analysis and on real evidence from the field.
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tags : Human Rights, Condoms as Evidence, 2006

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Governance and Organizational St ructure
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a Multilateral Development Ban k 1 (MDB) whose mission is to reduce poverty and promote economic development in th e Asia-Pacific region. MDBs provide financial support (through low-interest, long -term loans and grants) and professional advice for economic and social development activi ties to developing countries. The ADB is a multilateral institution in that it is owne d by many countries that pay contributions to the Bank in order to be ADB members (sharehol ders).
Download this resource : ADB Country Strategy and Program (Mekong) | ADB Governance and Structure-What is the ADB (Mekong) | The Basics of ADB Investment Operations (Mekong)
tags : Human Rights, Labour, 2006

The Basics of ADB Investment Operations (Mekong).doc
On May 24 th 2006, the Cambodian Alliance for Combating HIV/AIDS (CACHA) – an alliance of people living with HIV/AIDS – will speak out about the AIDS epidemic in Cambodia and demand from government, non-government and industry bodies, and the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) a stronger response to combating HIV/AIDS. We need greater accountability and a more effective approach that targets the basic needs of HIV-positive people such as access to affordable drugs, employment opportunities, education, healthcare, and hous ing services.
Download this resource : Press Conference CACHA May 24-2 | Press release English | Press Release May 24_Khmer
tags : Human Rights, Decriminalisation, Legalization, 2006

International Women Day 2006
March 5 th 2006: on the 96 th anniversary of the international Women ’ s Day, with close collaboration with the Cambodian garment workers and the Wome n Network for Unity, WAC organises a gathering of women garment workers, sex worker s who are members of the national sex workers union, the WNU, national and internat ional guests. The women workers will take to the stage the role-play that presents the situation of workers after the Multi Fiber Arrangement phased out over one year period. Si milarly, the WNU members ’ role-play will reflect the impact of the USAID policies that affects th e lives of sex workers and how this policy violates the rights of the poor, desperate women. The “ Messenger ” band, a band of unemployed women workers, will sing the songs o n the impacts of privatisation of basic services that are out of the reach of the poor, the violence faced by women and children and call for struggle and solidarity of these affe cted women.
Download this resource : MEDIA RELEASE IWD 06 | report IWD 2006
tags : Human Rights, Legalization, 2006

HIV-Positive People Demand Rights
After the first meeting in May and intensive email co mmunication, Womyn ’ s Agenda for Change agreed to conduct gender session for the Gender sub pro ject of Ratanakiri Network Support Program, which is part of Community Forestry Internationa l (CFI). The training took place from 24 -27 August 2006 at CFI office in Ratanakiri.
Download this resource : Report on Gender Training CFI
tags : Human Rights, 2006

Structural Stigmatization of Sex Workers in Cambodia
Cambodia suffered covert and overt war from the late 196 0s until 1997. It was bombed by the US during the Vietnam War (known to Southeast Asians as the American War), and suffered extreme devastation including, in some estimates, the death s of a quarter of the population under the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979. In 1979, the Vietnamese i nvaded and defeated the Khmer Rouge, occupying the country for ten years. The Khmer Rouge w ere still strong in remote areas, along the Thai border and had the support of China, Thailand and the US who were united with the Khmer Rouge against Vietnam. The Vietnamese pullout in 19 89 enabled the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, which was in place until 199 5.
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tags : Human Rights, Legalization, Mandatory Testing, Decriminalisation, Health, HIV, 2006

Report of the Oxfam Hong Kong Youth Campaign Partners Exposure Trip 2006
Womyn's Agenda for Change (WAC) had cooperation with O xfam Hong Kong to host six days for the Hong Kong youth exposure trip to understand the si tuation of the migrant workers in Cambodia. There were 27 of the youth who most are the students a nd some are the NGO staffs in Hong Kong which acted as the facilitator and the other are the Oxfam Hong Kong staffs.
Download this resource : Report of the Oxfam Hong Kong Youth Campaign Pa rtners Exposure Trip (24-29 Jul 06)
tags : Legalization, Community-Based Organizing, 2006

Informal Education Program of Women ’ s Network for Unity - Six-Month Activity Report April-September 2006
The WNU research into violence and sex work indicates that many of the g irls who leave home do so to try to support extended families, many of whom have lost the ir land because of debt and who can no longer even grow rice. Sometime the sex worker s do not have enough money to feed their families.
Download this resource : Sex Worker Children six month report1
tags : Violence, Health, Community-Based Organizing, 2006

SPEAKOUT: Sex Worker Empowerment Project 2006
The Womyn ’ s Agenda for Change - Speak-Out project is the program seeks to facilitate the development of the women ’ s movement across all sectors in Cambodian society, with a primary focus on women at the grassroots level. The Speak-Out project is implemented with the Women ’ s Network for Unity (WNU) to focus on community development and self- organisation among sex workers (direct and indirect SWs, Trans -genders, MSM and lesbians).
Download this resource : Annual Report SW SEMESTER report Jul 05- June 06
tags : Community-Based Organizing, 2006