Who do you work with?:
Sex workers of all genders
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?:
SWC was founded by three sex workers. We plan to keep our membership and leadership sex worker only.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?:
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face:
We think most of the people we know or have came into contact with, within our broader network, face precarization or already living on the brink of poverty. Another main challenge is high level of stigma and violence, in an increasing conservative society.
Describe other areas of your work:
As some of us are queer, trans and/or Roma, we commit to having an intersectional approach, and so far have collaborated well with other LGBTQIA and Roma activist groups and NGOs.