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

6th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Europe

This resource was developed by PROUD, the Dutch union for and by sex workers, and Aidsfonds - Soa Aids Nederland, to explore the extent to which sex workers in the Netherlands experience stigma and violence. A total of 308 sex workers participated through questionnaires, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions from across the country, engaged in various types of sex work.

6th December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Globally, sex workers are disproportionately affected by HIV, with prevalence estimated to be up to 34 times higher among sex workers than the general population. Access to commodities for HIV prevention, detection and access to treatment is critical to the health and wellbeing of sex workers around the world. Interventions recommended in World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for key populations, including sex workers, include comprehensive condom and lubricant programming; HIV testing and counselling; HIV treatment and care; and sexual and reproductive health interventions.

3rd December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

近年来越来越多的国际组织发布了推动性工 作者权利和倡导性工作全面去罪化的政策、指南 和建议。性工作者和性工作者权利活动家很难及 时知晓现有的这么多政策和建议。本明智指南旨 在为这些肯定性工作权利的国际政策和建议提供 入门介绍,并讨论这些国际人权法律能如何应用 于性工作者权利活动。


  • 国际非政府组织​
    • 大赦国际
    • 人权观察
    • 女性权利组织
    • 性少数 (LGBT) 权利组织
    • 反人口贩运组织
    • 医学组织
  • 联合国组织、条约和机构
    • 联合国机构和他们对性工作去罪化的支持
    • SWIT
    • 国际劳工组织
    • 联合国人权机构
  • 人权法律
    • 区域人权条约
  •  结论


3rd December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

En los últimos años, un número creciente de organizaciones internacionales han publicado políticas, orientaciones y recomendaciones que promueven los derechos de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual y abogan por la despenalización total del trabajo sexual. Puede ser difícil para las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual y para los activistas que abogan por sus derechos mantenerse al tanto de la variedad de políticas y recomendaciones que existen ahora.

3rd December 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Au cours de ces dernières années, un certain nombre d’organisations internationales ont publié des politiques, des directives et des recommandations qui promeuvent les droits des travailleurSEs du sexe1 et préconisent la pleine décriminalisation du travail du sexe. Il peut être difficile pour les travailleurSEs du sexe autant que pour les militantEs qui défendent les droits des travailleurSEs du sexe d’être au fait des nombreuses politiques et recommandations qui existent aujourd’hui.

27th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource is a Community Guide to the Policy Brief on the Impact of Stigma and Discrimination on Key Populations and Their Families. It provides an overview of the full Policy Brief, and provides key recommendations for policymakers and other stakeholders. 

27th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Societal stigma and punitive legal frameworks often severely impede key populations’ rights to raise families free from interference and discrimination. The experiences of key population groups (gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers, and transgender people) are diverse, and are informed by varying levels of criminalisation, stigma and discrimination, and individual factors such as socioeconomic status, gender, race, and health status. This paper explores these challenges, and provides recommendations for policymakers.

27th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource is a Community Guide to the Briefing Paper on the Homophobia and Transphobia Experienced by LGBT Sex Workers. It provides an overview of the full Briefing Paper, and provides key recommendations for policymakers and other stakeholders. 

You can download this 6 page resource above. It is available in English, and will be available in Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish soon. 

27th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experience targeted homophobia and transphobia at every level – including legal, political and social. For sex workers who are LGBT, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity adds to and intensifies the discrimination they experience as sex workers. 

19th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Between 23rd and 27th July 2018, more than 120 sex workers from more than 25 countries attended the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The bi-annual International AIDS Conferences are the largest global gathering of HIV academics, implementers, policy makers, people living with HIV and those most affected by HIV, including sex workers.