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

1st April 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global





25th March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global

Cette ressource est un Guide communautaire du Document d’information : Des espaces réduits et les stratégies pour faire taire les travailleurSEs du sexe​. Il donne un aperçu du document d'information complet et offre des recommandations destinées aux décideurs politiques et aux prestataires de services de santé.

25th March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global

Les organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe disposent de financements de plus en plus restreints et les espaces accordés aux travailleurSEs du sexe pour qu’elles/ils puissent s’exprimer sont également de plus en plus limités ; les travailleurSEs du sexe ont ainsi de moins en moins l’opportunité d’influencer les programmes, les politiques et les décisions qui les concernent.

18th March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global

This manual was developed as a supplement to the Smart Sex Worker’s Guide: Rights-Affirming International Policies Relating to Sex Work. It includes recommendations for effective forms of follow-up advocacy that sex workers’ rights advocates can utilise after engaging with international and regional human rights mechanisms.

4th March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global

This Smart Person’s Guide is a tool to support sex workers and their allies in advocating for the recognition of sex workers’ expertise. Sex workers’ have an indispensable knowledge of, and experience with the structural, legal, institutional, socio-economic and cultural barriers which impede their human and labour rights. Evidence shows that meaningful involvement of sex workers is critical to success in tackling inequality and inequity.

You can download this 30-page Smart Guide above. It is available in English, Russian, Chinese, French, and Spanish. 

4th March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global

El año 2020 es el vigésimo quinto aniversario de la Declaración y Plataforma de Acción de Beijing (BPfA). Esta nota informativa describe el proceso de revisión de Beijing+25, cómo las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual se han involucrado en este proceso hasta el momento y las prioridades para su inclusión en las acciones de Beijing+25.

4th March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global

В 2020 году исполняется 25 лет Пекинской декларации и Платформе действий. В этой справочной записке мы рассмотрим, как проходит оценка достижений спустя 25 лет, как секс-работники участвовали в этом процессе и какие приоритеты должны быть включены в планы действий, связанные с ним.  

4th March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global




2nd March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global

This resource is a Community Guide to the Briefing Paper: Shrinking Spaces and Silencing Voices. It provides an overview of the full Briefing Paper, and provides key recommendations for policy makers and service providers. 

You can download this 5-page Community Guide above. It is now available in English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese.

2nd March 2020 by NSWP | Region: Global

Funding for sex worker-led organisations is shrinking, as has the space for the voices of sex workers, resulting in sex workers having less influence in programmes, policies and other decisions that affect their lives. Civil society organisations and other stakeholders now feel they have the right to funding and advocacy platforms, either because they work with sex workers and are therefore ‘experts’ who can speak for sex workers, or they wish to exclude sex workers’ voices entirely because they refuse to recognise sex workers’ rights as human rights.