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From 24th to 30th October, Casa Punto Croce, Venice.

Comitato per i Diritti Civili delle Prostitute, a non-profit association founded in Italy by sex workers in 1982, are running a series of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the red umbrella as a symbol of the global sex workers’ rights movement.

22 October 2021

TAMPEP is a network of over 30 peer-led organisations across Europe that has been dedicated to promoting the Human Rights and health of migrant Sex Workers since 1993.

20 October 2021

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) mourn the tragic passing of activist and global leader Shane Petzer, who died suddenly following a heart attack last week.

Shane was internationally renowned for his work advocating for the rights of sex workers, including campaigning for the decriminalisation of sex work, and for advocating for the universal treatment of people living with HIV.

18 October 2021

Workers at NSWP member organisation Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project became the newest members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in September. The CUPE is Canada’s largest union, with 700,000 members across the country. Maggie’s and the CUPE released a joint statement to celebrate this milestone, which can be read below or on the Maggie’s website.

4 October 2021

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.

NSWP members celebrated Sex Worker Pride 2021 on 14 September with in-person events, digital events, and sharing achievements across social media and online networks.

15 September 2021

HIV/AIDS Research and Welfare Centre (HARC) is an NSWP member organisation that works with sex workers across Bangladesh. HARC submitted this news story to NSWP that documents a national planning meeting that took place with women-led organsations, human rights organisations and sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 22 August 2021. One important aspect of the meeting was a discussion on National Identification Cards (NID) for sex workers.

30 August 2021

Open Democracy has launched a new series that looks at those in the anti-trafficking movement who sit on the fence on sex worker rights.

In their article launching the series, they pose three main questions that will inform their research:

20 August 2021

NSWP members Vixen Collective and Scarlet Alliance have released a statement welcoming the announcement by the government of the Australian state of Victoria committing to decriminalise sex work.

The statement, which you can read in full on the Scarlet Alliance website, says:

17 August 2021

The Ishtar Collective, an NSWP member organisation that works with sex workers and allies in the US state of Vermont, is in the running for a $100,000 grant that will go directly to sex workers volunteering on their food farm.

28 July 2021