Become an NSWP member
The NSWP is a membership organisation and is committed to facilitating the voices of sex workers from both the Global North and South. Our organisational culture and rules ensure that we are led by sex workers and that sex workers are meaningfully involved at all levels within the NSWP. The requirement that NSWP members support ‘sex worker self determination’ is interpreted as placing an obligation on members and the NSWP itself to take all practical steps to ensure that sex workers are meaningfully involved within member organisations and NSWP activities.
NSWP members are regional sex work networks and organisations from all global regions.
To become a member of the NSWP an organisation agrees to recognise sex work as work, oppose the criminalisation of sex work and support the self-organising and self-determination of sex workers. Member organisations are required to ensure that they and anyone associated with the organisation, respect the NSWP members code of conduct. Member organisations are from diverse cultures and they have different backgrounds and organisational histories. Some are sex workers groups, some are small NGOs, some are projects within government organisations or international NGOs. Almost all work on health issues. Some provide services, some focus on advocacy, some on mobilising to reduce vulnerability and address the human rights issues that affect sex workers health and well-being. Some member organisations work with all genders and some with only men, women, or transgender men or women. A number of member organisations work with the children of sex workers.
Organisations wishing to apply for membership of the NSWP must complete a membership application and consent form, and send it to email@example.com. Organisations are asked to indicate on their application form which of the five geographic regions they wish to join.
Membership application forms:
Download a membership application at the bottom of the page.
When a membership application is received, it is forwarded to the appropriate regional representatives for approval. If the organisation is known within the regional NSWP members then membership is approved immediately, however, if the organisation is not known then the membership secretary may ask for more information about its work and the meaningful participation of sex workers in the organisation itself.