NSWP collects documents and other materials about sex work and makes them publicly available on our website. The resources go back to 1992 and contain documents and photographs about the development of the sex worker rights movement, policy position papers from sex worker organisations around the world, academic papers about health, labour, legal frameworks, and migration, and NSWP briefing papers and publications, including Making Sex Work Safe and the NSWP peer-reviewed journal Research for Sex Work.
We focus on providing resources that support the core values of NSWP but we also include and critique some resources that do not promote our perspective.
Resources are organised by theme, region, year, language and resource type, so that they can be easily browsed. The search feature can be used to find resources on specific issues by entering in key words or authors’ names.
Note that French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian resources are available on the language specific sections of this website.
For a more extensive resource of sex work research publications please also visit the PLRI website.
The Paulo Longo Research Initiative is a collaboration of scholars, policy analysts and sex workers. NSWP is one of four core partners in this initiative, the others are The Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights, Monash University, Australia; Centre for Advocacy on Stigma And Discrimination, India; International Development Studies, Sussex University, UK. PLRI aims to develop and consolidate and disseminate ethical, interdisciplinary information about sex work. to improve the human rights, health and well being of women, men and transgender people who sell sex.
PLRI brings together institutions and individuals committed to human rights and social justice and who have made significant contributions to the study of public health, gender, sexuality, development economics, migration, ethics and human rights in the context of sex work.
In addition, you will also find a key resource guide developed by PLRI (Kate Hawkins and Cheryl Overs) on HIV and Sex Work on the Eldis website.
Eldis is one of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research. The resource guide is intended to provide key resources to development practitioners who are undertaking interventions that affect sex workers.