Torg gata 10, PO Box 6851 St Olavsplass
PION was founded in 1990 by female sex workers. The organisation is a political voice for female, male and transgender sex workers and promotes sex workers' rights and health.
PION is the interest group and political voice of sex workers of all genders and sexual orientation who work in Norway. We work with health and rights, and works HIV / STI prevention by ensuring that sex workers have free access to condoms and lubricant, health checks, vaccinations, etc. In addition, we ensure that sex workers have access to legal assistance and guidance
Both staff and the organization's board consists of former and current sex workers as well as people with other professions. The Board has overall responsibility for the organization's work and goals, and the leader, Janni A. Winther Bauer, is PION's media representative. And among our outreachworkers there are people with sex work experiences.
Sex workers in Norway face criminalization, stigma, infringement of rights and lack of legal protection. The ban on buying sex, and sex workers role as victims of exploitation and sexual violence without legal status have created an untenable situation.
We work actively with other organizations such as drug use organizations, LGBT organizations and groups, HIV organizations and groups, and promote sex workers' needs and rights in forums related to health and judicial authorities.