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

6th May 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

Le NSWP conduit une enquête pour suivre et signaler l’impact de la pandémie du COVID-19 sur les travailleurSEs du sexe, leurs organisations et leurs communautés.

Nous partageons les histoires et expériences des organisations autour du monde, comme elles nous sont rapportées, afin d’avoir un aperçu de ce que font les gouvernements pour soutenir les travailleurSEs du sexe, leurs organisations, et comment la communauté des travailleurSEs du sexe répond à cette crise.

5th May 2020 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

The United States this week announced that they had passed 1.2 million recorded COVID-19 cases, and nearly 70,000 deaths. Despite these somber milestones, the country has been divided between those eager to get back to ‘business as usual’ and those who wish the lockdown to remain in effect. Left out of this debate are the sex workers who have had no choice but to continue working due to their exclusion from any government relief package.

4th May 2020 | Region: Europe

Today Human Rights Watch reported on the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe's (ICRSWE) statement calling for emergency support to sex workers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

29th April 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, sex workers are mostly being forgotten about in government responses. This week the Guardian published a report on the experiences of sex workers in New Zealand, outlining their access to emergency wage subsidies and other state benefits.

27th April 2020 | Region: Africa

At the end of February, the second case of COVID-19 was documented in an African country. Since then, the disease has spread to every region, resulting in nearly 32,000 confirmed cases and around 1,400 deaths.

Sex workers in Senegal, in western Africa, are struggling within the context of the pandemic, which has exposed existing inequalities and disproportionately affects people already criminalised, marginalised and living in financially precarious situations.

27th April 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

NSWP项目正在开展一项针对性工作者、性工作者组织以及相关群体的调查,来监测和报道COVID-19疫情对他们造成的影响。

据此,我们分享来自全世界不同地区性工作者组织在疫情期间的经验和经历,来对各地政府如何帮助性工作者群体和相关组织以及这个群体自身如何应对这次危机有一定认识。

像全世界许多国家一样,为控制病毒的传播,孟加拉国正处于完全封闭的状态。这次大规模停摆意味着性工作者暂时失去了工作机会,面临生存困境。

“HARC开展了一次简单快捷的测试且发现,目前几乎所有孟加拉的性工作者都没有了收入。”

艾滋病研究和福利中心(HIV/AIDS Research and Welfare Centre,简称HARC)通过这次Covid-19影响调查向NSWP报告了他们的经历。

27th April 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

НСВП проводит опрос, чтобы следить за вилянием пандемии коронавируса на секс-работников, самоорганизации секс-работников и сообщество.

Мы делимся поступившими к нам историями и опытом организаций из разных стран мира, чтобы понять, что правительства разных стран мира делают для поддержки секс-работников и самоорганизаций секс-работников и как сообщество секс-работников реагирует на кризис.

22nd April 2020 | Region: Europe

We are sharing five articles focussing on the impact of the current health crisis on the five NSWP regions, based on responses to our COVID-19 Impact Survey. These snapshots provide an insight into what governments are doing – and not doing – to support sex workers and sex worker organisations and how the sex worker community are responding to the crisis.

15th April 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

NSWP are conducting a survey to monitor and report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sex workers and sex worker organisations and their communities.

We are sharing the stories and experiences of organisations from around the world, as reported to us, in order to gain an insight into what governments are doing – and not doing – to support sex workers and sex worker organisations and how the sex worker community are responding to the crisis.

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

Lorena Borjas – a pillar of New York City’s Latinx LGBTQ community, and a staunch defender of the rights of trans people, Latinx people, and sex workers – died on Monday 30th March of complications from COVID-19.

8th April 2020 | Region: Global

With sex work criminalised in almost every country, sex workers’ already precarious situation has been heightened by this public health crisis. NSWP is conducting a survey to enable us to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sex workers around the world.

8th April 2020 | Region: Global
A joint statement from Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and UNAIDS.   The COVID-19 pandemic, as with other health crises, exposes existing inequalities and disproportionately affects people already criminalized, marginalized and living in financially precarious situations, often outside social protection mechanisms.

During these difficult times, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and UNAIDS wish to draw attention to the particular hardships and concerns facing sex workers globally, and are calling on countries to ensure the respect,

3rd April 2020 | Region: Africa

NSWP is seeking to recruit a Policy Officer to join our Policy Team, led by the Senior Policy Officer, working on developing global advocacy tools for our members and reviewing external policy documents in line with the NSWP Consensus Statement and the priorities set by the NSWP Board.

1st April 2020 | Region: Global

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) have issued a statement that urges the anti-trafficking movement to acknowledge a broader perspective on trafficking during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The statement also calls into question the opportunistic link between the widespread disruption of lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic to trafficking and ‘modern slavery’.

16th March 2020 | Region: Global

The Red Umbrella Fund is looking for a Red Umbrella Fund Coordinator, starting June 2020 and to be based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.