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 February 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

A growing number of countries are considering or implementing sex work law reform focusing on ‘ending demand’, which criminalises the purchase of sexual services.

This Policy Brief outlines the impact of ‘end demand’ legislation on the human rights of female sex workers, through research and testimony from NSWP members in countries where paying for sex is criminalised. This document explores how these laws not only fail to promote gender equality for women who sell sex, but actively prevent the realisation of their human rights.

Contents include:

5th February 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource is a Community Guide to the Briefing Paper: Migrant Sex Workers. 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. 

5th February 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This Briefing Paper explores the human rights barriers encountered by migrant sex workers as a result of their type of labour. It highlights their lack of access to services, as well as the increased precariousness and exclusion they face due to legal restrictions on cross-border movement and work in the sex industry. This paper also places migrant sex work in the context of international labour migration, using consultation responses from NSWP member organisations.

31st January 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

January 2018

25th January 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This is the 20th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from August 2017 - January 2018. 

24th January 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This ‘Smart Sex Workers’ Guide’ provides an overview of the advocacy tools and interventions used by sex worker-led organisations globally to combat violence against sex workers. It builds on the guidance provided in ‘Addressing Violence Against Sex Workers’, chapter 2 of the Sex Worker Implementation Tool (SWIT). This resource may be useful with designing programmes, tools and other approaches to addressing violence.

16th January 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global




  • 介绍
  • 刑事定罪、污名与性工作者健康权
  • 有效纳入概述
  • 建议



16th January 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Данный ресурс является пособием для сообщества по аналитической статье «Взаимосвязь между уголовным преследованием и уязвимостью секс-работников к ВИЧ и насилию». В пособии кратко описывается, как уголовное преследование сказывается на уязвимости секс-работников к насилию и ВИЧ, и приводится ряд рекомендаций о полной декриминализации секс-работы, поскольку это является необходимой мерой по улучшению жизни секс-работников.


16th January 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Esta fuente es una Guía Comunitaria para el Informe Político sobre El Impacto de la Criminalización en la Vulnerabilidad de la Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual al VIH y la Violencia. Esta guía resume cómo la criminalización aumenta la vulnerabilidad de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual al VIH y a la violencia y hace una serie de recomendaciones hacia la total descriminalización del trabajo sexual que será un paso agigantado para la mejora de las vidas de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual.