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

24th September 2010 by NSWP | Region: Europe

You can download this 22 page PDF resource above. This resource is in English.

24th September 2010 by NSWP | Region: Global

The subject of The Politics of Prostitution is not really prostitution politics. Instead, the research collected here seeks to answer the questions ‘Do women’s policy agencies matter?’ and ‘Is there such a thing as state feminism?’ The Research Network on Gender Politics and the State (RNGS) has been studying these questions since 1995 in ‘Western political democracies’; prostitution is only one of five issues which members have used to measure the impact of women’s movements for equality. By the term ‘women’s movements’, the researchers mean a range of organisations and groups, both grassroots and formal, which may or may not self-identify as feminist. By ‘women’s policy agencies’, they refer to government institutions which exist to advance women’s status in society. These definitions are key to appreciating the book.

24th September 2010 by NSWP | Region: Latin America

Entre los temas relativos a la ‘prostitución’, usualmente se abordan los más melodramáticos: la pobreza del ‘tercer mundo’, el ‘tráfico’ de seres humanos, la violencia, la esclavitud, las enfermedades, la estigmatización, la marginación, la injusticia y el sufrimiento. No planteo ninguno de éstos en este ensayo. Tampoco intento explicar por qué existe la ‘prostitución’, ni definirla ni juzgarla; y sobre todo no pretendo entrar en la polémica de si algún ser humano puede ‘elegir’ el ejercerla.

24th September 2010 by NSWP | Region: Europe

Mentre si continuano a diffondere immagini vittimizzanti delle migranti che lavorano in Europa nell’industria del sesso, tante donne partono per propria scelta e trovano nella prostituzione e nelle altre offerte dell’industria del sesso opportunità di emancipazione o altre mete difficilmente raggiungibili in patria. *Ricerche in un luogo marginato: la geografia dell’esclusione *Le letture sui viaggi *Sradicate o mal situate? Questione di volontà e di ‘opzione’ *Il piacere dei margini *Construzioni sociali del ‘luogo’ delle prostitute *Gli ambienti come luoghi di lavoro *...

24th September 2010 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource looks at Raymond's 'ten reasons' and discusses why each reason is poorly thought out, or missing crucial information.

You can download this seven page PDF resource above.

This resource is in English.

1st August 2010 by NSWP | Region: Global

In July 2010, sex workers and allies from nearly 40 countries, gathered at the 18th International AIDS Conference. "We carried red umbrellas everywhere we went, and demanded that funders, policy makers, researchers, and other organisations recognise and support the human rights of sex workers." This report gives an overview of the sex work-related activities during the conference.

15th July 2010 by NSWP | Region: Global

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects raises the voices of sex workers of all genders on issues that affect us. What these voices say about HIV is: SEX WORK IS WORK: Only rights can stop the wrongs. Unfavourable laws, stigma, violence, and discrimination cause sex workers’ vulnerability to ill health, social exclusion and human rights violations. Sex workers face these to varying degrees in all cultures from Switzerland to Swaziland, Canada to Cambodia. In this pamphlet, we define an understanding of HIV and sex work and outline our global agenda for change. We hope you will join and support us.

11th November 2009 by NSWP | Region: Global

This is the English version of the Note for Record of the November 2009 UNAIDS Advisory Group on HIV and Sex Work

This document details the events of the group meeting, including:

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.