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

12th April 2018 by NSWP | Region: Europe

In 2016, France adopted a law criminalising the clients of sex workers. This report focuses on the impact of this new legislation on the health, rights and living conditions of sex workers in the country. 

This report is available in English, and available in French on the Médecins du Monde website


12th April 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This document aims to provide guidance to nongovernmental organisations engaging with the CEDAW review process and providing alternative information to the CEDAW Committee on the theme of rights of sex workers. It accompanies the Framework on Rights of Sex Workers & CEDAW as a practical tool to aid documentation and analysis using the CEDAW Convention as a frame of reference.

12th April 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This Framework seeks to connect human rights principles to the debates around prostitution laws and sex work. It is intended to be a tool to inform the rights discourse on sex work in the context of one such international human rights treaty— the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

21st March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource is a Community Guide to the Briefing Paper on Sex Workers’ Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Services. It provides an overview of the full Briefing Paper, and provides key recommendations for policy makers and health service providers. 

You can download this 5-page Community Guide above. This resource is available in English, and will be available in Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish soon. 

21st March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Globally sex workers experience a number of barriers to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, ranging from explicit exclusion from international financing to discrimination within SRH services leading to lower access rates.

This paper discusses the obstacles sex workers face when accessing SRH services, and examines the quality of services available to them. It also provides practical examples and recommendations for improving the accessibility and acceptability of SRH services for sex workers.

20th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global




  • 对女性性工作者的管治和法律骚扰
  • “终止需求”与污名
  • “终止需求”与歧视
    • 获得住房和金融服务
    • 拒绝服务
    • 移徙女性
    • 医疗与社会服务
  • 工作权和安全健康工作场所
  • 性别力量关系
  • 容易遭受暴力
  • 司法保护可及性
  • 容易受剥削
  • 人口贩运
  • 建议


20th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Во все большем числе стран рассматривают возможность провести реформу законодательства о секс-работе, внедрив законы о борьбе со спросом, согласно которым обращение за сексуальными услугами считается преступлением. В аналитической записке с опорой на данные исследования и свидетельства членов НСВП, работающих в странах, где плата за секс считается незаконной, рассматривается воздействие законодательства о борьбе со спросом на соблюдение прав человека секс-работниц.  В документе анализируется, почему эти законы не только не способствуют достижению гендерного равенства для женщин, оказывающих секс-услуги, но и активно препятствуют соблюдению их прав человека. 

20th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Cada vez más países están considerando o implementando reformas legales al trabajo sexual que se enfocan en 'Poner fin a la demanda', el cual criminaliza la compra de servicios sexuales. Este documento explica el impacto de la legislación 'Poner fin a la demanda' en los derechos humanos de las mujeres que ejercen el trabajo sexual a través de la investigación y del testimonio de miembros de la NSWP en países donde se criminaliza pagar por servicios sexuales. Este documento explica cómo estas leyes no solo fracasan en promover la igualdad de género para las mujeres que ejercen el trabajo sexual, sino que también activamente impiden la realización de sus derechos humanos.

20th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Un nombre grandissant de pays ont commencé à mettre en œuvre la réforme des lois sur le travail du sexe pour « mettre fin à la demande de sexe rémunéré » et criminaliser l’achat de services sexuels ou l’envisagent.

20th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

本文件是《简报:移徙 性工作者》的配套社群指南。指南概述了简报全文,并为政策制定者和医疗服务机构提供了重要建议。