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

17th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

17th December 2018 marks the 15th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

For fifteen years, sex workers around the world have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers. The issues faced by sex workers often vary from region to region, due to different laws, social and cultural contexts, but one common issue faced by all sex workers is their vulnerability to and experience of violence.

14th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This is the 23rd issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period from September-December 2018.

14th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Este recurso es una guía comunitaria para el Documento de Políticas: El impacto del estigma y la discriminación en las poblaciones clave y sus familias. Proporciona una descripción general del documento de políticas completo y comparte recomendaciones clave para los formuladores de políticas y los proveedores de servicios de salud.

14th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

El estigma social y los marcos legales punitivos a menudo impiden severamente la realización de los derechos de las poblaciones clave para criar familias libres de interferencias y discriminación. Las experiencias de los grupos de poblaciones clave (gais, bisexuales y otros hombres que tienen sexo con hombres, personas que usan drogas, personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual y personas transgénero) son diversas y están informadas por los diferentes niveles de criminalización, estigma y discriminación, y por factores individuales como el estatus socioeconómico, género, raza y estado de salud. También hay muchos desafíos comunes que enfrentan las poblaciones clave al ejercer su rol de padre o madre.

12th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

La stigmatisation véhiculée par la société et les cadres juridiques punitifs entravent les droits des populations clés à élever une famille sans avoir à subir ni ingérence ni discrimination. Les expériences des groupes de populations clés (hommes gays et bisexuels, autres hommes qui ont des rapports sexuels avec des hommes, usagerÈREs de drogues, travailleurSEs du sexe et personnes transgenres) sont diverses et variées et dépendent du degré de criminalisation, de stigmatisation et de discrimination mais aussi de facteurs propres à l’individu tels que son statut socioéconomique, son genre, sa race et son état de santé. En tant que parents, les membres des populations clés rencontrent néanmoins les mêmes types de problèmes.

12th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This systematic review and meta-analysis, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), has found that sex workers who have experienced 'regressive policing' (including arrest, extortion and violence from police), are three times more likely to experience sexual or physical violence. The study examines the impacts of criminalisation on sex workers’ safety, health, and access to services, using data from 33 countries. Sex workers' health and safety was found to be at risk not only in countries where sex work was criminalised, but also in Canada, which has introduced the “Nordic model”, where purchasing sex is specifically criminalised.

10th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

An alliance of key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and supporters has formed to organise an international community-led HIV conference in 2020, following the decision to host the 2020 International AIDS Conference in the USA.

6th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource is a Community Guide to the Briefing Paper: Sex Workers’ Experiences of Stock-outs of HIV/STI Commodities and Treatments. It provides an overview of the full Briefing Paper, and provides key recommendations for policy makers and health service providers.