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

11th November 2009 by sarah | Region: Global

Esta es la versión en español de la nota del registro de noviembre de 2009 del Grupo Consultivo del ONUSIDA sobre el VIH y el trabajo sexual
Este documento detalla los acontecimientos de la reunión del grupo, incluyendo:
Resumen de la historia y los Términos de Referencia del Grupo Consultivo
Los nuevos desarrollos que inciden en la labor del Grupo Asesor
ONUSIDA Segunda Evaluación Independiente - Presentación
El Fondo Mundial de Orientación Sexual e Identidad de Género (Sogi) Estrategia - presentación.

11th November 2009 by NSWP | Region: Global

Esta nota de orientación se ha elaborado para proporcionar a los copatrocinadores y la Secretaría del ONUSIDA un enfoque coordinado basado en los derechos humanos para promover el acceso universal a la prevención, el tratamiento, la atención y el apoyo del VIH en el contexto del trabajo sexual de adultos.

11th November 2009 by sarah | Region: Global

La présente Note d’orientation a été conçue dans le but de fournir aux Coparrainants et au Secrétariat de l’ONUSIDA une méthode coordonnée et fondée sur les droits humains pour promouvoir l’accès universel à la prévention, au traitement, à la prise en charge et au soutien dans le contexte du commerce du sexe entre adultes. Dans un monde où la majorité des infections à VIH sont transmises par la voie sexuelle, les professionnel(le)s du sexe et leurs clients sont exposé(e)s à un risque accru de VIH, principalement en raison du nombre élevé de leurs partenaires sexuels. La vulnérabilité au VIH associée au commerce du sexe s’étend aux femmes, aux hommes et aux personnes transsexuelles. Si le lien entre commerce du sexe et vulnérabilité auVIH est reconnu depuis le tout début de l’épidémie, les enquêtes indiquent que les professionnel(le)s du sexe n’ont pas suffisamment accès aux services de prévention du VIH et on estime que leur accès à des services satisfaisants de traitement, de prise en charge et de soutien est encore plus limité. Jusqu’ici, la riposte au VIH n’a pas consacré suffisamment de ressources et d’attention aux actions entourant le problème duVIH et le commerce du sexe, moins de 1% des finances mondiales dédiées à la prévention duVIH allant à la solution de ce problème. Les données épidémio- logiques concernant les taux d’infection àVIH parmi les professionnel(le)s du sexe et leurs clients sont un reflet de l’échec de la réponse à leurs besoins en matière de droits humains et de santé publique. Des études récentes confirment, une fois encore, que dans de nombreux pays, les professionnel(le)s du sexe sont confronté(e)s à des taux plus élevés d’infection àVIH que la plupart des autres groupes de la population. 

11th May 2009 by NSWP | Region: Global

This list of discussion points was prepared for use during a meeting with Michel Sidibe, and include communication of general principles of collaboration as well as recommendations for the creation of an UNAIDS working group on HIV & sex work be created, that HIV prevention & care among sex workers be re-categorized away from the violence against women priority area, and that changes in how sex work is addressed be considered.

11th March 2009 by NSWP | Region: Global

This letter was sent to Michel Sidibe to request a meeting to address concerns about the Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work, as well as to build collaboration and address the need for a working group specifically for HIV and Sex Work.

11th December 2007 by NSWP | Region: Global

This letter was sent to Peter Piot to raise concerns about the language and focus of the 2007 UNAIDS Guidance Note: HIV and Sex Work. In particular, it raises concerns about the emphasis on reducing commercial sex rather than HIV, and:

11th December 2007 by NSWP | Region: Global

This Guidance Note addresses the urgent need to provide and increase access to HIV programming for sex workers of all genders, HIV positive or negative. The Millennium Development Goals such as girls education, gender equality and poverty reduction, form the background contextual setting for this document. This Guidance Note will assist UN agencies and UNAIDS country programmes to develop sex work and HIV policy and services that are in line with governments commitments to improve their response to HIV/ AIDS, and with the ultimate objective of moving towards Universal Access to comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010.

1st November 2007 by NSWP | Region: Global

This Guidance Note has been developed to provide a unified approach by the UNAIDS Cosponsoring agencies to the reduction of HIV vulnerabilities in the context of sex work, where sex workers are defined as adults, 18 years and over. Its specific focus is the urgent need to provide access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for all sex workers, and to provide life choices and occupational alternatives to sex work, including for sex workers living with HIV.