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.

Regional updates

16th September 2019 | Region: Global

14th September 2019 marked the first Sex Worker Pride, created to celebrate sex workers’ self-determination and the achievements of the sex worker rights movement. Many sex worker groups marked the day with events and online actions.

14th September 2019 | Region: Global

On the inauguration of Sex Worker Pride, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) joins the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) in announcing our full and unwavering support for HIV2020, given the IAS decision to host the 2020 International AIDS Conference (AIDS2020) in a country that has legal travel restrictions for sex workers - the USA - for

13th September 2019 | Region: Europe

The University of Coruña has cancelled an upcoming conference on sex work after ‘harassment and cruelty’ directed towards them on social media.

10th September 2019 | Region: Global

Sex workers and other key populations call on their allies and partners in the UN system and broader civil society to speak up, loudly and clearly, to support the call to put the last mile first in the Universal Health Coverage negotiations and implementation.

5th September 2019 | Region: Global

Depois do encerramento da Conferência IAS 2019 sobre Ciência do HIV na Cidade do México, em junho deste ano, redes mundiais lideradas por comunidades de pessoas que vivem com HIV e populações-chave uniram forças com ativistas mexicanos e latino-americanos para continuar o planejamento da Conferência HIV 2020.

29th August 2019 | Region: Global

At the 23 September 2019 UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, we demand governments pledge to put the last mile first and offer access to affordable, stigma-free, and quality health care to key populations.

28th August 2019 | Region: Global

NSWP welcomes Winnie Byanyima as she steps into the critical role of leading UNAIDS as it addresses the unfinished business of the HIV response.

26th August 2019 | Region: Global

上个月,2019年IAS(International AIDS Society)艾滋病科学会议于墨西哥城结束后,全球社群主导组织正在与墨西哥和拉丁美洲的倡导者们联合来计划即将到来的HIV2020会议。

20th August 2019 | Region: Africa

Sex workers are calling for more prevention and sensitisation work during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the recent death of a sex worker in Eastern DRC. 

12th August 2019 | Region: Europe

An Irish campaign group is calling for changes to police policy following the results of a new study, which shows that more than 150 sex workers have been prosecuted under brothel keeping laws over the last ten years. The same study showed that almost all of those convicted under brothel keeping laws are migrant women, and that in 90% of the cases, those involved were ‘named and shamed’ in the media.

8th August 2019 | Region: Global

Le mois dernier, s’est tenu à Mexico un congrès scientifique sur le VIH organisé par la Société internationale sur le sida. Suite à cet évènement, les réseaux internationaux dirigés par les populations clés ont joint leurs forces aux organisations de défense des droits des personnes du Mexique et d’Amérique latine pour continuer à se préparer pour la conférence HIV2020.

8th August 2019 | Region: Global

После закрытия конференции Международного общества по СПИДу по научным исследования в сфере ВИЧ-2019, международные сети ключевых групп населения собрались вместе с активистами из Мексики и Латинской Америки, чтобы продолжить планирование мероприятий к предстоящей конференции по СПИДу-2020.

7th August 2019 | Region: Global

Después del cierre de la Conferencia IAS 2019 sobre Ciencia del VIH en la Ciudad de México en el mes pasado, redes mundiales lideradas por la comunidad y poblaciones claves unieron fuerzas con activistas mexicanos y latinoamericanos para continuar la planificación de la Conferencia VIH2020.

7th August 2019 | Region: Global

After the close of the 2019 IAS Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City last month, global community-led networks joined forces with Mexican and Latin American advocates to continue planning for the upcoming HIV2020 Conference.

29th July 2019 | Region: Global

STOPAIDS, a network of civil society organisations campaigning for UK leadership in the global response to HIV and AIDS, has published a new position paper supporting the decriminalisation of sex work. The policy is the result of work with its 70-strong membership over a two year period, and aims to build support among STOPAIDS members for a sex work legal framework that protects the human righ