Where our members work

NSWP is a network of 237 organisations and groups from over 71 countries around the globe that must endorse the aims of NSWP and confirm their commitment to NSWP core values: acceptance of sex work as work; opposition to all forms of criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work (including sex workers, clients, third parties, families, partners and friends); supporting self-organisation and self-determination of sex workers.  NSWP is organised across five regions, each of which has two representatives on the Board of Directors.

Click on the names of the regions to learn more about the member organisations and groups that have chosen to make their information public, or click on the red umbrellas on the map to learn about specific member organisations or groups.

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Regional updates

29th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: North America and the Caribbean

REAL: Resources, Education, Advocacy for Local Sex Work (formerly STREET) in collaboration with Dr. Stacey Hannem have published a report entitled Let's Talk About Sex Work: Report of the REAL working group for Brantford, Haldimand, & Norfolk, Assessing the Needs of Sex Workers in Our Community. This report addresses the needs of rural-based sex workers in Ontario, Canada under Canada's anti-sex work legislation introduced in December 2014. They interviewed 30 sex workers and 12 social service and health service providers.

15th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Asia and the Pacific

Amnesty International has published their research entitled Outlawed and Abused: Criminalizing Sex Work in Papua New Guinea Summary to accompany their Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers. While there are no laws directly criminalising sex work in Papua New Guinea, there are laws surrounding sex work that put sex workers at risk of police violence, violence from the community, and violence from clients.

15th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Asia and the Pacific

Amnesty International has published their research entitled Outlawed and Abused: Criminalizing Sex Work in Papua New Guinea to accompany their Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers. While there are no laws directly criminalising sex work in Papua New Guinea, there are laws surrounding sex work that put sex workers at risk of police violence, violence from the community, and violence from clients.

15th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Asia and the Pacific

Amnesty International has published their research entitled Harmfully Isolated: Criminalizing Sex Work in Hong Kong to accompany their Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers. Sex work itself is not illegal in Hong Kong, but many activities surrounding sex work are included solicitation, owning or being found in a brothel, and living off the earnings of a sex worker. Amnesty International found that police violate the human rights of sex workers by abusing them, and using their power against them.

15th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Asia and the Pacific

Amnesty International has published their research entitled Harmfully Isolated: Criminalizing Sex Work in Hong Kong to accompany their Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers. Sex work itself is not illegal in Hong Kong, but many activities surrounding sex work are included solicitation, owning or being found in a brothel, and living off the earnings of a sex worker. Amnesty International found that police violate the human rights of sex workers by abusing them, and using their power against them.

15th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Latin America
Amnistía Internacional ha publicado su investigación titulada "Lo Que Hago no es un Delito": El costo humano de criminalizar el trabajo sexual en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Resumen Ejecutivo para acompañar a su publicado Sobre la Obligacion del Estado de Respectar, Proteger, y Realizar Los Derechos Humanos de las Personas Dedicadas l Trabajo Sexual. A pesar de que el trabajo sexual no es un delito en la Argentina, los trabajadores sexuales, clientes y terceros son penalizados por las leyes de comunicación y las leyes contra la trata. Su reseach muestra que la existencia y el cumplimiento del marco jurídico penal en torno al trabajo sexual en Buenos Aires ha dado lugar a violaciones de los derechos humanos y las violaciónes contra los profesionales del sexo por la policía, los funcionarios estatales y proveedores de servicios médicos.
15th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Latin America

Amnesty International has published their research entitled "What I'm Doing is not a Crime": The Human Cost of Criminalizing Sex Work in the city of Buenos Aires Executive Summary, Argentina to accompany their Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers. Although sex work is not a crime in Argentina, sex workers, clients, and third parties are penalised through communication laws and anti-trafficking laws.

15th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Latin America

Amnesty International has published their research entitled "What I'm Doing is not a Crime": The Human Cost of Criminalizing Sex Work in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina to accompany their Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers. Although sex work is not a crime in Argentina, sex workers, clients, and third parties are penalised through communication laws and anti-trafficking laws.

14th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) in collaboration with 11 organisation have sent this public letter entitled Exclusion of Key Populations and People Living with HIV from implementation of Programmes to The Global Fund and PEPFAR. They detail specific obstacles to running, participating in and monitoring programmes funded by these two major donors. They are gravely concerned by the exclusion and side-lining of key populations. 

14th June 2016 by NSWP | Region: Europe
Amnistía Internacional ha publicado El Coste Humano de "Machacas" El Mercado: La Penalizcion del Trabajo Sexual en Noruega Resumen Ejecutivo para acompañar a su Sobre la Obligacion del Estado de Respectar, Proteger, y Realizar Los Derechos Humanos de las Personas Dedicadas l Trabajo Sexual. Su investigación demuestra que los abusos de derechos humanos contra los profesionales del sexo en Noruega están directamente relacionados con la penalización de los clientes y terceros en Noruega. Amnistía Internacional también encontró tha profesionales del sexo fueron penalizados y de delito en el "modelo nórdico". El Resaerch es el resultado de tres semanas de entrevistas con 54 profesionales del sexo en Noruega, así como la investigación documental.