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

16th December 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

Today marks the 13th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. For thirteen years, sex workers have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers.

The issues faced by sex workers vary from region to region. These differences are due to different laws, social and cultural contexts, but one common issue faced by all sex workers is their vulnerability to and experience of violence.

This global statement draws attention to the fact that all sex workers are vulnerable to violence because of the criminalisation and legal oppression of sex work, stigma, and discrimination. This vulnerability to violence is increased for sex workers living with HIV, sex workers who use drugs, transgender sex workers, migrant sex workers, and sex workers that are part of other marginalised groups.

15th December 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

This global policy brief summarises the research on young people who sell sex including both young people who sell sex below the age of 18 and young sex workers between the ages of 18 and 29. It provides an overview of the legal framework that impact people under 18 who sell sex. It also summarises the available literature on the experiences of young people who sell sex. It clearly demonstrates how the systemic discrimination, stigma, and criminalisation experienced by young people who sell sex increases their vulnerability to HIV. A community guide will be available soon.

1st December 2016 by NSWP | Region: Europe

The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe have published the briefing paper Surveilled. Exploited. Deported. Rights Violations Against Migrant Sex Workers in Europe and Central Asia. It explores how criminalisation of migration, criminalisation of sex work and lack of economic and employment opportunities make migrant sex workers vulnerable to exploitation, violence and other human rights violations. It also provides key recommendations to ensure the rights of migrant sex workers are protected.

24th November 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

The Women's Refugee Commission has published this guidance note for humanitarian on Working with Refugees Engaged in Sex Work. This guidance notes adopts a rights-based approach to ensuring the fulfillment and protection of refugees engaged in sex work. The guidance note offers 14 practical steps for field staff. It also provides examples of good practices and programme activities for refugees engaged in sex work. 

22nd November 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

We, the Bridging the Gaps alliance of global key population constituency networks, represented by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV (MSMGF), recognize that we are at a pivotal moment in our fight for the human rights of key populations and people living with HIV within the U.S. and in countries where the U.S. has hitherto provided important leadership.

15th November 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

這是一個社區指南的 阳性性工作者 簡報紙。 它探討了全球艾滋病毒性工作者遭受的不同類型的污名和歧視。 本社區指南為尊重其人權的政策和做法提供了建議。 它使用案例研究,突出艾滋病毒性工作者的經驗和滿足他們的需要所需的努力,並倡導他們的權利。

15th November 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global
Это руководство сообщества к Стигма и дискриминация в отношении секс-работников, живущих с ВИЧ справочный документ. Он смотрит на различных типах стигмы и дискриминации, с которыми сталкиваются секс-работников, живущих с ВИЧ во всем мире. Это руководство сообщество предоставляет рекомендации в отношении политики и практики, которые уважают их права человека. Он использует тематические исследования, которые выдвигают на первый план опыт секс-работников, живущих с ВИЧ, и усилия, необходимые для удовлетворения своих потребностей, и отстаивать свои права.
15th November 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

Ceci est un guide communautaire sur la Stigmatisation et Discrimination à l’Égard des TravailleurSEs du Sexe SéropositifVEs. Il examine les différents types de stigmatisation et de discrimination dont souffrent les travailleurSEs du sexe vivant avec le VIH à l'échelle mondiale. Ce guide communautaire propose des recommandations pour des politiques et des pratiques qui respectent leurs droits humains.

15th November 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global
Esta es una guía comunitaria sobre el estigma y La discriminación y el estigma que sufren las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual y viven con el VIH. Se examinan los diferentes tipos de estigma y discriminación experimentados por las trabajadoras sexuales que viven con el VIH en todo el mundo. Esta guía de la comunidad proporciona recomendaciones para políticas y prácticas que respeten sus derechos humanos. Utiliza estudios de casos que destacan las experiencias de las trabajadoras sexuales que viven con el VIH y los esfuerzos necesarios para satisfacer sus necesidades y abogan por sus derechos.
14th November 2016 by NSWP | Region: Asia and the Pacific

The South Asia Sex Workers Network (Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) have submitted this joint response to the UN Women Consultation on "sex work, sex trade, and prostitution." They produced a film featuring sex workers voices towards an inclusive policy on sex work, and based their response on their consultation with sex workers. The consultation was attended by participants from four South Asian countries respresenting four national level networks, five state level networks, 55 community-led organisations, and 25 supporting organisations.