Les membres du NSWP se composent d’organisations et de réseaux locaux, régionaux et nationaux de travailleurSEs du sexe répartis dans cinq régions : L’Afrique, l’Asie-Pacifique, l’Europe (y compris l’Europe de l’Est et l’Asie centrale), l’Amérique latine et, l’Amérique du Nord et les Caraïbes.

Toutes les organisations membres doivent adhérer aux valeurs fondamentales du NSWP et à la Déclaration de consensus sur le travail du sexe, les droits humains et le droit. Seules les organisations et les réseaux dirigés par des travailleurSEs du sexe ont le droit de voter.

Les membres du NSWP sont issus de cultures et de contextes variés, tout comme le sont les histoires de leurs organisations. La plupart sont des organisations indépendantes dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe,

certaines sont des groupes informels de travailleurSEs du sexe qui existent au sein d’organisations plus larges et d’autres sont des organisations non gouvernementales qui soutiennent les droits des travailleurSEs du sexe. Certaines organisations membres dispensent des services, d’autres se concentrent sur les actions de plaidoyer ou se mobilisent pour tenter d’améliorer les conditions de vie des travailleurSEs du sexe ; toutes combattent les violations des droits des travailleurSEs du sexe qui mettent en danger leur santé et leur bien-être.

La liste de nos membres est accessible sur le site Internet, sur les pages réservées aux régions en cliquant sur le parapluie rouge situé sur la carte.

Remarque : Pour des raisons de sécurité, il n’est pas mentionné sur le site du NSWP quels sont les membres qui sont des organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe. Les membres peuvent aussi choisir de ne pas apparaitre sur la partie du site Internet accessible au public.

Regional updates

20th août 2020 | Region: Africa

New Frame have written a feature on the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers in South Africa, looking specifically at the damaging impacts of criminalisation and the need to maintain a focus on the long-term policy changes that position sex workers as equal and protected citizens.

13th août 2020 | Region: Europe

New Generation Humanitarian NGO, an NSWP member organisation based in Armenia, have been providing temporary shelter, food packages, and legal support for sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10th août 2020 | Region: Global

Amnesty International have released a statement urging governments to take targeted action to address the disparate impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The statement draws attention to government responses that, in many contexts, have been punitive, overbroad, and/or discriminatory, and provides key recommendations.

5th août 2020 | Region: Europe
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The Russian Forum of Sex Workers, an NSWP member organisation, have shared a video of a police officer addressing a sex worker at a police station in Russia. 

30th juillet 2020 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

UNAIDS have drawn attention to the Guyana Sex Work Coalition’s work supporting the sex work community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

30th juillet 2020 | Region: Europe

30th July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Sex Workers Alliance Ireland circulated this press release illustrating that Ireland is not utilising its best weapon against sex trafficking: sex workers themselves. You can read the full release on SWAI's website.

27th juillet 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

The government of Maharashtra, India, has acknowledged the challenges faced by sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new government resolution issued on 23 July. The resolution asks district officials to provide free rations and all essential services to women who are dependent on sex work.

As reported in The Hindu, this is the first time that sex work has been recognised as work in this way.

21st juillet 2020 | Region: Africa

AP News has published a report on the impact of food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic on sex workers living with HIV. Speaking with sex workers and organisations from Rwanda and Zimbabwe, the article highlights the multiple ways that the current crisis is affecting those who do not have access to government support schemes.

20th juillet 2020 | Region: Global
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the HIV2020 Conference has been reimagined as a series of virtual convenings that will take place from June through October of this year. The programme will conclude with sharing learnings and highlights from the virtual event on World AIDS Day 2020 in December.

15th juillet 2020 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received 156 responses in total from 55 different countries out of which 53 responses were from 6 countries – Canada, Guyana, Mexico, Suriname, Trinidad, and the United States – in the North America and the Caribbean region.

“People are going hungry. People are scared to work, or not to work.” – PACE Society, Canada

14th juillet 2020 | Region: Europe

A new law criminalising clients has come into effect in Israel. The law, which was approved a year and a half ago by the Knesset, punishes those caught seeking the services of sex workers, as well as those apprehended in a location chiefly used for sex work.

14th juillet 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

Sex workers in India are speaking out against a study by academics from Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

6th juillet 2020 | Region: Europe

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received, thus far, a total of 156 responses from 55 different countries out of which 43 responses were from 17 countries – Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom – in the Europe region.