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

20th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Ce Guide futé s’inspire de l’outil de plaidoyer de NSWP sur le « modèle suédois », et s’intéresse aux préjudices que le modèle nordique a pu causer aux travailleurSEs du sexe dans les pays où il a été introduit. Il se base sur les expériences des membres de NSWP, sur leurs contributions, sur des entretiens approfondis et sur des études de cas rassemblées lors d’un processus de consultation. L’objectif de ce Guide futé est de servir d’outil aux adhérents de NSWP et aux défenseurs des droits des travailleurSEs du sexe pour contester activement les projets d’introduction du modèle nordique dans leur pays.

20th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global


20th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

В кратком пособии для секс-работников рассматриваются адвокационные инструменты и вмешательства, которые самоорганизации секс-работников мира используют в борьбе с насилием над секс-работниками. В своей работе мы опирались на инструкции, содержащиеся в главе 2 (Борьба с насилием в отношении секс-работников) "Инструмента реализации программ для секс-работников" (СВИТ). Краткое пособие будет полезно при разработке программ, инструментов и вмешательств по борьбе с насилием. 

19th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Esta “Guía Práctica de Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual” da una visión general de herramientas de abogacía e intervenciones usadas por las organizaciones de personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual globalmente para combatir la violencia en contra de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual. Está basada en la guía que “Abordando la Violencia en Contra de las Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual” del capítulo 2 del SWIT.

15th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Ce « Guide futé des travailleurSEs du sexe » donne un aperçu des outils de plaidoyer et des ressources auxquels ont recours les organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe pour combattre la violence dont sont victimes les travailleurSEs du sexe. Il s’inspire des recommandations du chapitre 2, « Riposte à la violence à l’encontre des travailleurSEs du sexe », de l’Outil de mise en œuvre pour les travailleurSEs du sexe (SWIT). Cette ressource pourra être utile à l’élaboration de programmes, d’outils et d’interventions de riposte à la violence.

15th March 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Amnesty International's 'Body Politics: Criminalization of Sexuality and Reproduction' series is the culmination of six years of research, analysis and engagement with key partners. See below for an overview of the resources, which you can download through the link above. 

The series has three components:

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.

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.