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

22nd February 2019 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource is a Community Guide to the Policy Brief: The Impact of Anti-trafficking Legislation and Initiatives on Sex Workers. It provides an overview of the full Policy Brief, and provides key recommendations for policy makers and health service providers. 

You can download this 5 page resource above. It is available in English, and will be available in Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish soon. 

22nd February 2019 by NSWP | Region: Global




5th February 2019 by NSWP | Region: Asia and the Pacific

RAIDED was developed to forefront the experiences of women in sex work who have been raided, rescued and rehabilitated under the provision of anti-trafficking initiatives in India. It examines women’s narratives along with quantitative data about the strategies of raid, rescue and rehabilitation deployed to combat trafficking of women into sex work. The study unravels the impact of laws and policies on the lives of sex workers.

28th January 2019 by NSWP | Region: Global

Trafficking in persons has generated increasing global attention in recent decades, largely due to the development of international frameworks, pressure from fundamental feminist and abolitionist groups, and as a reaction to increased migration for labour. International policies on trafficking frequently contain vague or ambiguous language, which can cause harm to sex workers in a number of ways.

23rd January 2019 by NSWP | Region: Global

Данный ресурс является пособием по Аналитическая записка: Влияние стигмы и дискриминации на ключевые группы населения и их близких. В нем рассматриваются основные идеи справочной статьи и приводятся ключевые рекомендации для политиков и провайдеров медицинских услуг.

23rd January 2019 by NSWP | Region: Global

Социальная стигма и карательное законодательство препятствуют соблюдению права ключевых групп населения на создание семьи без внешнего вмешательства и дискриминации. Жизненный опыт людей из ключевых групп населения (геев, бисексуальных и других мужчин, ведущих половую жизнь с мужчинами, людей, употребляющих наркотики, секс-работников и трансгендерных людей) может быть самым разным; он определяется степенью уголовного преследования, стигмы и дискриминации и индивидуальными особенностями, таким как социоэкономический статус, гендер, раса и состояние здоровья.  Люди из ключевых групп населения также сталкиваются со сходными сложностями в воспитании детей.