SWOU works with sex workers of all genders over the UK. SWOU members belong to all sectors of the sex industry; strippers, porn actresses/actors, escorts, dominatrix, cam models, street based sex worders etc.
Sex Workers are the main decision makers in our organisation. SWOU has a steerng comittee of 6-8 people, 80% of which are current or former sex workers. Sex worker memberss of SWOU attend meetings, participate online by emails or social networks and attned our public events and workshops.
Sex workers in the UK belong to many sectors and issues vary depending on the sector and the work settings. Social stigma and exclusion of decision making bodies are the main issues. Bad working conditions and lack of labour rigts affect many sex workers. Vioence and police repression is also an important issue.
- Community building: creating and inclusive sex-workers community empowering sex workers to support each other and speak out against repression and bad laws
- Public education: challenging myths adn stereotypes about sex work and sex workers through workshops, cultural/artistic events and online resources such as videos and briefing papers
- Lobbying: partisipation in governmental consultations and in meetings with trade unions, LGBT, feminist and migrant movement