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

15th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

La NSWP ha publicado una serie de herramientas para las organizaciones de trabajo sexual para monitorear la introducción del SWIT y la participación significativa de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual en sus países. Las herramientas están diseñadas para identifica vacíos y ofrecer información para apoyar la abogacía de las organizaciones de trabajo sexual para la implantación de servicios integrales basados en derechos en sus países.

15th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

NSWP has published a new series of tools for sex worker-led organisations, to monitor the rollout of the Sex Worker Implementation Tool (SWIT) and meaningful involvement of sex workers in their countries. The tools are designed to highlight gaps and provide information to support sex worker-led organisations advocacy for the implementation of comprehensive rights-based services in their country.

12th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

In recent years a growing number of international organisations have released policies, guidance and recommendations that promote the rights of sex workers and advocate for the full decriminalisation of sex work. It can be difficult for sex workers and sex workers’ rights activists to maintain an awareness of the many policies and recommendations that now exist.

6th November 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Este recurso é uma tradução comunitária da The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to SWIT. Você pode acessar este recurso acima ou no site da EANNASO.

29th October 2018 by NSWP | Region: Asia and the Pacific

The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, with support from NSWP, submitted this shadow report to the 70th CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2017. The report elaborates on the situation of women who are sex workers in New Zealand. It documents the way their situation has been advanced under the New Zealand Model of decriminalisation. The report also highlights disparities that still exist between non-migrant sex workers and migrant sex workers.

29th October 2018 by NSWP | Region: Latin America

Asociación en Pro Apoyo a Servidores(APROASE A.C.), en conjunto con Tamaulipas VIHda Trans, A.C., miembros de la NSWP e integrantes de la Plataforma Latinoamericana de Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual en Latinoamérica PLAPERTS elaboró este Informe sombra para destacar la situación de mujeres trabajadoras sexuales en México ante todas las formas de discriminación ante del Comité del CEDAW. 

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29th October 2018 by NSWP | Region: Latin America

Asociación en Pro Apoyo a Servidores (APROASE A.C.) and Tamaulipas VIHda Trans, A.C, with support from NSWP, submitted this shadow report to the 70th CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2017. The Shadow Report draws from consultation with cisgender and transgender sex workers in Mexico, and highlights the diverse forms of discrimination they face.

29th October 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

International migration has become a ‘mega trend’ of our times, with more than 260 million migrants living outside their country of origin in 2017. Some move in search of better livelihood opportunities, others flee conflict, environmental degradation or natural disasters, and yet others are deceived or coerced into exploitative work. At the same time, the categories developed by the international community for people on the move—such as smuggled migrants, refugees, or trafficked persons—are increasingly inadequate to capture today’s complex migration flows.

10th October 2018 by NSWP | Region: Africa

NSWP denounces the harassment, arrests and detention of sex workers as part of the recently launched ‘Ujana’ programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

4th October 2018 by NSWP | Region: Global

Старший программный специалист НСВП Мик Мэтьюз входит в состав Делегации сообществ в правлении Глобального фонда и регулярно узнает новости об обсуждениях, имевших место в ходе встреч различных комитетов правления фонда. Основные темы обсуждений кратко освещаются ниже.  

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