Briefing Note: Guide for Allies to Meaningful Partnership and Engagement with Sex Worker-Led Organisations


By recognising sex workers as experts and meaningfully involving them in all policies, programmes, discussions, and decisions which affect their lives, allies can play a crucial role advancing sex workers’ human rights and supporting sex worker-led organisations. At the same time, allies can also undermine, invisibilise, and exclude sex workers – whether intended or not – when these principles are not upheld.

This Briefing Note reaffirms principles and best practices for meaningful engagement and partnership with sex worker-led organisations, provides practical examples illustrating the consequences of these actions and reiterates roles and expectations for allies to foster strong and sustainable partnerships.

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