Membres

Les membres du NSWP se composent d’organisations et de réseaux locaux, régionaux et nationaux de travailleurSEs du sexe répartis dans cinq régions : L’Afrique, l’Asie-Pacifique, l’Europe (y compris l’Europe de l’Est et l’Asie centrale), l’Amérique latine et, l’Amérique du Nord et les Caraïbes.

Toutes les organisations membres doivent adhérer aux valeurs fondamentales du NSWP et à la Déclaration de consensus sur le travail du sexe, les droits humains et le droit. Seules les organisations et les réseaux dirigés par des travailleurSEs du sexe ont le droit de voter.

Les membres du NSWP sont issus de cultures et de contextes variés, tout comme le sont les histoires de leurs organisations. La plupart sont des organisations indépendantes dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe,

certaines sont des groupes informels de travailleurSEs du sexe qui existent au sein d’organisations plus larges et d’autres sont des organisations non gouvernementales qui soutiennent les droits des travailleurSEs du sexe. Certaines organisations membres dispensent des services, d’autres se concentrent sur les actions de plaidoyer ou se mobilisent pour tenter d’améliorer les conditions de vie des travailleurSEs du sexe ; toutes combattent les violations des droits des travailleurSEs du sexe qui mettent en danger leur santé et leur bien-être.

La liste de nos membres est accessible sur le site Internet, sur les pages réservées aux régions en cliquant sur le parapluie rouge situé sur la carte.

Remarque : Pour des raisons de sécurité, il n’est pas mentionné sur le site du NSWP quels sont les membres qui sont des organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe. Les membres peuvent aussi choisir de ne pas apparaitre sur la partie du site Internet accessible au public.

Regional updates

7th décembre 2020 | Region: Africa

The Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) held its 24th session last month, with 18 activists from three different African countries: Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The Academy ran for 7-days from 23rd to 29th November 2020 and involved female, male and transgender sex workers.

1st décembre 2020 | Region: Africa

The Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) has held its 24th session this month, with 18 activists from three different African countries: Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The Academy ran for 7-days from 23rd to 29th November 2020 and involved female, male and transgender sex workers.

Launched in 2014, SWAA is run by the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA). SWAA is a learning programme for community empowerment and capacity building, led by and for sex workers. It is implemented by Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA) in Nairobi, Kenya, on behalf of ASWA (KESWA is also a member of ASWA).

16th novembre 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

In October we reported on The National Human Rights Commission, India who had issued an advisory recognising sex workers as informal workers. The 11-page advisory titled 'Human Rights Advisory on rights of Women in Context of COVID-19' listed recommendations for sex workers under the women at work section.

29th octobre 2020 | Region: Global

The Count Me In! Consortium supports the voices and activism of women, girls, and trans and gender non-binary people who are often most marginalised in their communities. Among the most silenced voices are those of sex workers.

14th octobre 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

The National Human Rights Commission, India have issued an advisory recognising sex workers as informal workers. The 11-page advisory titled 'Human Rights Advisory on rights of Women in Context of COVID-19' lists recommendations for sex workers under the women at work section.

13th octobre 2020 | Region: Global

UNAIDS have published a brief that provides evidence-informed guidance to countries on how to reduce stigma and discrimination in the context of COVID-19. The brief outlines specific recommendations for addressing stigma and discrimination related to COVID-19 in six settings: community settings, including individuals, families and communities; workplace settings; education settings; health-care settings; justice settings; and emergency/humanitarian settings.

5th octobre 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

On Thursday 24th September, the Bombay High Court released three sex workers detained at a woman’s hostel and declared that adult women have the right to choose their vocation and cannot be detained without consent.

Reporting on the judgement, the Hindustan Times wrote:

24th septembre 2020 | Region: Europe

NSWP member organisation Trans United Europe – founded to unite the networks of European operating Trans BPOC NGOs and individual BPOC trans activists living and working in Europe – have reported on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Trans BPOC people in Europe through NSWP’s COVID-19 Impact Survey.

23rd septembre 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.

15th septembre 2020 | Region: Global

Sex Worker Pride began in 2019 and is an opportunity to celebrate and share stories of sex workers’ self-determination and the achievements of the sex worker rights movement. Sex Worker Pride extends to all marginalised by criminalisation, discrimination and stigma across the sex worker movement and celebrates the diversity within our community.

10th septembre 2020 | Region: Global

NSWP is seeking to develop infographic and audio-visual formats of our key advocacy tools to expand the accessibility of NSWP resources and support global campaigns and the advocacy work of regional networks and member organisations in campaigning for the rights of female, male and transgender sex workers and amplifying the voices of sex workers globally.

8th septembre 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.

1st septembre 2020 | Region: Africa

Coalition Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre pour le travail du sexe (CAfOC-TS) have issued a statement reporting on the human rights abuses and violence experienced by sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in francophone African countries.

CAfOC-TS – which is made up of organisations including UMANDE, And Soppeku, Blety, AFAZ - Association Femme Amazone, Alcondoms Cameroun, YERELON+, and HODSAS – work to address the problems faced by French speaking sex workers in Central and West Africa.

27th août 2020 | Region: Global

UNAIDS has released a new report focusing on policy responses in the very early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing attention to the experiences of some of the most marginalised and vulnerable communities.

26th août 2020 | Region: Latin America

At the start of the year, it was hard to imagine the impact that COVID-19 would have on the world. Now, six months since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, it’s clear that the crisis is far from over and its repercussions will be felt far beyond 2020.