Regional updates: North America and the Caribbean

Our members are listed on the left or you can click the red umbrellas on the map.

Regional Board Members

Shaunna-May Trotman (Guyana Sex Work Coalition), Guyana

Natasha Potvin (Peers Victoria Resources Society), Canada

NSWP Regional Network

The Caribbean Sex Workers Coalition (CSWC) is a regional network of organisations representing female, male and transgender sex workers. It was founded in 2011 and is based in Georgetown, Guyana.

News articles from North America and Caribbean region are listed below.

Regional updates

13th мая 2021 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

Organisations in Canada, including NSWP members, have circulated a statement calling on Ontario to stop the expansion of policing powers and put an end to Bill 251.

Ontario’s Bill 251 is named the Combating Human Trafficking Act, but the statement explains that this law will do nothing to prevent human trafficking and will instead target the most marginalised.

10th мая 2021 | Region: Asia and the Pacific, Europe, North America and the Caribbean

Red Umbrella Fund are looking for two sex workers or strong allies from somewhere in North America and Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Red Umbrella Fund is the first-ever global grantmaking collaborative guided by and for sex workers. Red Umbrella Fund is guided by an International Steering Committee (ISC) made up of sex workers and donors. The ISC decides the grantmaking criteria, approves the annual budget and makes other strategic decisions.

10th мая 2021 | Region: Asia and the Pacific, Europe, North America and the Caribbean

Red Umbrella Fund are looking for two sex workers or strong allies from somewhere in North America and Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Red Umbrella Fund is the first-ever global grantmaking collaborative guided by and for sex workers. Red Umbrella Fund is guided by an International Steering Committee (ISC) made up of sex workers and donors. The ISC decides the grantmaking criteria, approves the annual budget and makes other strategic decisions.

10th мая 2021 | Region: Asia and the Pacific, Europe, North America and the Caribbean

Red Umbrella Fund are looking for two sex workers or strong allies from somewhere in North America and Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Red Umbrella Fund is the first-ever global grantmaking collaborative guided by and for sex workers. Red Umbrella Fund is guided by an International Steering Committee (ISC) made up of sex workers and donors. The ISC decides the grantmaking criteria, approves the annual budget and makes other strategic decisions.

29th марта 2021 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

NSWP member organisation Butterfly - Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network have launched a campaign making 8 Calls for Justice to promote racial and migrant justice of migrant sex workers and protect their human and labour rights.

18th февраля 2021 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

NSWP member organisation the Sex Workers Project (SWP) of the Urban Justice Center (UJC) provides legal advocacy to survivors of human trafficking and people who engage in sex work. They engage in advocacy, education, and organising to build a movement to protect the human rights of sex workers.

The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center have issued a statement opposing the harmful “sex trade survivors justice and equality act”, a new bill introduced to state senate in January.

28th января 2021 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean

'End demand' legislation, which criminalises the purchase of sex and third parties, impedes sex workers’ ability to seek police assistance when they are in danger, according to a new study from the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) at the University of British Columbia, and University of Ottawa.

28th января 2021 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean

'End demand' legislation, which criminalises the purchase of sex and third parties, impedes sex workers’ ability to seek police assistance when they are in danger, according to a new study from the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) at the University of British Columbia, and University of Ottawa.

25th января 2021 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean

NSWP member SWAP Hamilton have launched the Sex Worker Archive Collection, an online archive of books, videos, and zines that commemorate the history of sex workers and the sex workers’ rights movement. The collection has been created specifically for sex workers, to benefit sex workers and give them access to their history.

25th января 2021 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean

NSWP member SWAP Hamilton have launched the Sex Worker Archive Collection, an online archive of books, videos, and zines that commemorate the history of sex workers and the sex workers’ rights movement. The collection has been created specifically for sex workers, to benefit sex workers and give them access to their history.

14th января 2021 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean
14th января 2021 | Region: Global, North America and the Caribbean
23rd сентября 2020 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

This week, NSWP member organisation the Sex Workers Project announced a donation of $1.2 million from the Sex Work Rights Fund to significantly increase their capacity, size, scope, and impact. In their announcement, SWP outlined that this funding would go towards hiring a Director of Communications, Director of Development, Director of Research, Organizing, and Advocacy, and an Associate Director for State and Local Campaigns, as well as locally based organising consultants.

8th сентября 2020 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic recorded its first coronavirus case on the 1st March 2020, and the country has since reached almost 100,000 reported cases. France 24 has published an article on the impact of COVID-19 on transgender sex workers in the Dominican Republic, speaking with Luna Veras, Henely Flores, and organisation TRANSSA, who are all based in the capital of Santo Domingo.

30th июля 2020 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

UNAIDS have drawn attention to the Guyana Sex Work Coalition’s work supporting the sex work community during the COVID-19 pandemic.