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.

Regional updates

10th February 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource outlines the targets, goals, vision and strategies of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). It recommends decriminalisation of sex work as part of an effective HIV response: "The decriminalization of sex work could prevent people from acquiring HIV through combined effects on violence, police harassment, safer work environments and HIV transmission pathways."

10th February 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global, Europe

En este artículo se describen las ventajas e inconvenientes de las leyes alemanas de trabajo sexual. También describe los peligros de las próximas revisiones de las políticas de Alemania. Este artículo fue escrito por Hydra eV y castigado como parte de la Research for Sex Work 14: El trabajo sexual es trabajo.

10th February 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global, Europe

En este artículo se describen las ventajas e inconvenientes de las leyes alemanas de trabajo sexual. También describe los peligros de las próximas revisiones de las políticas de Alemania. Este artículo fue escrito por Hydra eV y castigado como parte de la Research for Sex Work 14: El trabajo sexual es trabajo.

10th February 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global, Europe

This articles outlines the benefits and shortcomings of German sex work laws. It also describes the danges of  forthcoming revisions to Germany's policies. This article was written by Hydra e.V. and pubished as part of Research for Sex Work 14: Sex Work is Work.

10th February 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global, Europe

This articles outlines the benefits and shortcomings of German sex work laws. It also describes the danges of  forthcoming revisions to Germany's policies. This article was written by Hydra e.V. and pubished as part of Research for Sex Work 14: Sex Work is Work.

3rd February 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

This research article explores how the sex workers’ rights movement can build solidarity with other sectors of intimate labour, specifically domestic workers, in its fight to have sex work recognised as work. The article builds upon the notion of sex work as work in the context of a labour rights movement that can change the mechanics of organising decentralised labour.

3rd February 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global
Este artículo de investigación explora la forma en movimiento por los derechos de las trabajadoras sexuales puede construir la solidaridad con otros sectores de la mano de obra íntima, específicamente a los trabajadores domésticos, en su lucha para lograr que el trabajo sexual como trabajo reconocido. El artículo se basa en la noción de trabajo sexual como trabajo en el contexto de un movimiento de derechos laborales que puede cambiar la mecánica de organización del trabajo descentralizado.
27th January 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

This article explores the origins, use and meaning of the term ‘sex work’. It is written by sex worker and PhD student Elena Jeffreys and was published in Research for Sex Work 14: Sex Work is Work.

27th January 2016 by NSWP | Region: Global

Este artículo explora los orígenes, el uso y el significado del término "trabajo sexual". Está escrito por profesional del sexo y el estudiante de doctorado Elena Jeffreys y fue publicado en Investigación para el Research for Sex Work 14: Trabajo Sexual es Trabajo.

26th January 2016 by NSWP | Region: Europe

NSWP is calling on the Turkish government, Turkish police, and the Turkish justice system to take urgent action to uphold the human rights of male, female, and transgender sex workers. Sex workers have the same right to protection from the law and access to justice as other people. They also have the right to be treated with dignity and respect without discrimination. The occupation and gender identity of sex workers should never be used to deny access to justice, health services, or social services.

According to a 2015 survey by Transgender Europe entitled Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide Project, 79 percent of transgender sex workers interviewed in Turkey reported experiencing police harassment. According to the Project for the Mapping of Violence Against and Legal Support for Trans Sex Workers, one in every two sex workers has experienced violence, and 50 percent of this violence was perpetrated by the police.

Transgender sex workers in Turkey are particularly vulnerable to violence, including from the police. In May 2015, NSWP published an article about seven transgender women who were violently attacked in different cities across Turkey. Two days after these attacks, more than 100 people gathered in Ankara to protest about violence against transgender people in Turkey.