Who do you work with?:
Rose Alliance is a Nordic network (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland) for sex workers and non-sex worker allies.main purpose is political advocacy and rights-based activism, working towards policy change in the Nordic countries and supporting activists in countries under threat of the Swedish Model.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?:
Rose Alliance is governed by a Steering Committee and all Steering Committee members are sex workers, voting-rights are only granted sex workers and only sex workers can act as spokespersons of the organisation.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?:
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face:
Sex workers in the Nordic Countries face serious infringement of rights and lack of legal protection as a result of the "Nordic Model". It also results in an increased social stigma affecting basically all areas of sex workers' lives..
Describe other areas of your work:
Rose Alliance acts as a platform for strategic and coordinated advocacy, joint projects, learning and sharing of information and resources. Rose Alliance works closely with other self-organised groups representing communities that overlap our own.