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: 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.

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: