Where our members work

NSWP’s members are local, national and regional sex worker organisations and networks, across five regions: Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Europe (including Eastern Europe and Central Asia); Latin America and North America and the Caribbean. Members in each region elect two representatives to the NSWP Board of Directors.

All member organisations are required to endorse NSWP’s core values and the Consensus Statement on Sex Work, Human Rights, and the Law. Only sex worker-led organisations and networks have voting rights.

NSWP members are from diverse cultures and have different experiences and organisational histories. Most are independent sex worker-led organisations, some are informal groups of sex workers within larger organisations and some are non-governmental organisations who support sex workers rights. Some member organisations provide services, some focus on advocacy, some on mobilising to reduce vulnerability – all work on human rights issues that affect the health and well-being of sex workers.

You can find our members through the regional pages or by clicking on the red umbrellas on the map.

Note: For both safety and security NSWP does not identify which members are sex worker-led on our website, and members can choose not to be listed on the public website.


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Regional updates

24th April 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource is a Community Guide to the The Decriminalisation of Third Parties policy brief. It focuses on the human rights violations that occur when third parties are criminalised, and why NSWP and its members advocate for the decriminalisation of third parties.

Contents include:

12th April 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global
2015年8月,国际大赦国际理事会投票赞成制定和通过一项保护性工作者人权的政策,包括对成年人自愿性工作的所有方面进行全面非刑罪化。 这个案例研究反映了大赦国际决议的进程,迄今为止的影响以及NSWP和NSWP成员组织在这一过程中的作用。 它还简要反映了针对性工作者组织和大赦国际的反对性工作活动。
12th April 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global
В августе 2015 года Международный совет организации «Международная амнистия» проголосовал за резолюцию о разработке и принятии политики, защищающей права человека секс-работников, включая полную декриминализацию всех аспектов консенсуальной секс-работы между взрослыми. Это тематическое исследование отражает процесс принятия решения Amnesty International, его влияние до сих пор и роль организаций-членов NSWP и NSWP в этом процессе. В нем также кратко излагаются кампании по борьбе с секс-бизнесом, ориентированные на организации работников секс-бизнеса и Amnesty International.
12th April 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global
En agosto de 2015, el Consejo Internacional de Amnistía Internacional votó a favor de una resolución para desarrollar y adoptar una política que proteja los derechos humanos de las trabajadoras sexuales, incluida la despenalización total de todos los aspectos del trabajo consensual entre adultos. Este estudio de caso refleja el proceso hacia la resolución de Amnistía Internacional, su impacto hasta ahora y las funciones de las organizaciones miembros del NSWP y NSWP en este proceso. También refleja brevemente las campañas de trabajo contra el sexo dirigidas a las organizaciones de trabajadoras del sexo y Amnistía Internacional.
12th April 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global
En août 2015, le conseil international d'Amnesty International a voté en faveur d'une résolution visant à élaborer et à adopter une politique qui protège les droits des travailleurSEs du sexe, y compris la décriminalisation complète de tous les aspects du travail du sexe consensuel entre adultes. Cette étude de cas reflète le processus à l'égard de la résolution d'Amnesty International, son impact jusqu'à présent et sur les rôles des organisations membres de NSWP et NSWP dans ce processus. Il reflète également brièvement les campagnes de travail anti-sexe ciblant les organisations de travail du sexe et Amnesty International.
5th April 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global

Sex workers and their allies face significant obstacles in the fight to improve the health and wellbeing of sex workers globally. In the Smart Sex Worker’s Guide: The Failure of Anti-Sex Work Organisations to Protect the Human Rights of Sex Workers, NSWP explore the effects of anti-sex work programming and anti-trafficking initiatives that deny sex workers their human rights. The Smart Guide explores organisations whose work puts sex workers at risk, directly or indirectly, and provides key strategies from NSWP members on how to combat these approaches.

28th March 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global

The Smart Service Provider’s Guide to ICT and Sex Work is a resource for service providers who want to better understand how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have impacted sex workers and the prevention of HIV. This guide identifies good and bad practice for development and implementing ICT outreach services, based on consultation with sex workers and NSWP member organisations.

24th March 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global

The Community, Rights, and Gender (CRG) Department of the Global Fund Secretariat has published this document which shares findings and recommendations for increasing the meaningful engagement of communities in all phases of Global Fund grants. The review summarises lessons learned and good practices for how communities engage meaningfully, and identifies key principles and strategic actions the Global Fund can take to ensure greater accountability between communities, Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs), other key stakeholders, and the Global Fund itself.

21st March 2017 by NSWP | Region: Europe

The Sex Workers' Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN), within the Regional Platform EECA, has developed a video and community guide on the community’s engagement in Global Fund supported processes on the national level. This resource and video provides a general overview of The Global Fund's structure, and key examples from within the region about how sex worker-led organisations have engaged with The Global Fund. 

13th March 2017 by NSWP | Region: Global

This global policy brief summarises the research on the decriminalisation of third parties. It sets out in detail why NSWP and its members call for the decriminalisation of third parties.  It explores some of the key harms that are caused to sex workers as a result of the criminalisation of third parties. The paper concludes by reviewing available evidence, showing that the decriminalisation of third parties protects sex workers rights, enabling them to challenge abusive and exploitative working conditions and exert greater control over their working environment. A community guide will be available soon.