Les membres du NSWP se composent d’organisations et de réseaux locaux, régionaux et nationaux de travailleurSEs du sexe répartis dans cinq régions : L’Afrique, l’Asie-Pacifique, l’Europe (y compris l’Europe de l’Est et l’Asie centrale), l’Amérique latine et, l’Amérique du Nord et les Caraïbes.

Toutes les organisations membres doivent adhérer aux valeurs fondamentales du NSWP et à la Déclaration de consensus sur le travail du sexe, les droits humains et le droit. Seules les organisations et les réseaux dirigés par des travailleurSEs du sexe ont le droit de voter.

Les membres du NSWP sont issus de cultures et de contextes variés, tout comme le sont les histoires de leurs organisations. La plupart sont des organisations indépendantes dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe,

certaines sont des groupes informels de travailleurSEs du sexe qui existent au sein d’organisations plus larges et d’autres sont des organisations non gouvernementales qui soutiennent les droits des travailleurSEs du sexe. Certaines organisations membres dispensent des services, d’autres se concentrent sur les actions de plaidoyer ou se mobilisent pour tenter d’améliorer les conditions de vie des travailleurSEs du sexe ; toutes combattent les violations des droits des travailleurSEs du sexe qui mettent en danger leur santé et leur bien-être.

La liste de nos membres est accessible sur le site Internet, sur les pages réservées aux régions en cliquant sur le parapluie rouge situé sur la carte.

Remarque : Pour des raisons de sécurité, il n’est pas mentionné sur le site du NSWP quels sont les membres qui sont des organisations dirigées par des travailleurSEs du sexe. Les membres peuvent aussi choisir de ne pas apparaitre sur la partie du site Internet accessible au public.

Regional updates

30th juillet 2020 | Region: Europe

30th July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Sex Workers Alliance Ireland circulated this press release illustrating that Ireland is not utilising its best weapon against sex trafficking: sex workers themselves. You can read the full release on SWAI's website.

27th juillet 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

The government of Maharashtra, India, has acknowledged the challenges faced by sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new government resolution issued on 23 July. The resolution asks district officials to provide free rations and all essential services to women who are dependent on sex work.

As reported in The Hindu, this is the first time that sex work has been recognised as work in this way.

21st juillet 2020 | Region: Africa

AP News has published a report on the impact of food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic on sex workers living with HIV. Speaking with sex workers and organisations from Rwanda and Zimbabwe, the article highlights the multiple ways that the current crisis is affecting those who do not have access to government support schemes.

20th juillet 2020 | Region: Global
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the HIV2020 Conference has been reimagined as a series of virtual convenings that will take place from June through October of this year. The programme will conclude with sharing learnings and highlights from the virtual event on World AIDS Day 2020 in December.

15th juillet 2020 | Region: North America and the Caribbean

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received 156 responses in total from 55 different countries out of which 53 responses were from 6 countries – Canada, Guyana, Mexico, Suriname, Trinidad, and the United States – in the North America and the Caribbean region.

“People are going hungry. People are scared to work, or not to work.” – PACE Society, Canada

14th juillet 2020 | Region: Europe

A new law criminalising clients has come into effect in Israel. The law, which was approved a year and a half ago by the Knesset, punishes those caught seeking the services of sex workers, as well as those apprehended in a location chiefly used for sex work.

14th juillet 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

Sex workers in India are speaking out against a study by academics from Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

6th juillet 2020 | Region: Europe

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received, thus far, a total of 156 responses from 55 different countries out of which 43 responses were from 17 countries – Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom – in the Europe region.

2nd juillet 2020 | Region: Global

The organisers of HIV2020 Online, of which NSWP is a member, published a set of ten recommendations aimed at the International AIDS Society (IAS), which has been criticised for its decision to bring this year’s International AIDS Conference to the United States of America (U.S.). Though both conferences will now take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates argue that the decision reflects weak community engagement.

1st juillet 2020 | Region: Latin America

OpenDemocracy has published an article from Graciela, a member of Ammar Cordoba, on their work supporting sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. AMMAR Córdoba​ is a sex worker-led organisation in Córdoba​, Argentina, fighting for human rights and access to labour protections.

19th juin 2020 | Region: Global

HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, is scheduled to take place on Zoom from July through October of 2020.

The HIV2020 alliance has decided to organise the community-led event to provide an alternative for individuals who cannot or will not participate in the AIDS2020 virtual conference. Its goal is to offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response. ​

18th juin 2020 | Region: Asia and the Pacific

In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. To date, the survey has received 156 responses from 55 different countries. 18 of these responses were from 11 countries – Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam – in the Asia-Pacific region. 

16th juin 2020 | Region: Global

In May, Sex Work Donor Collaborative (SWDC) and Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) ran a global webinar to share sex workers’ experiences of COVID-19 and what funders can do to support the movement. View the webinar below or on the NSWP YouTube channel.

15th juin 2020 | Region: Global

NSWP has launched an update to the legal mapping project, which maps sex work laws around the world. The information in the map reflects legislation (as of 31 March 2020) that affects sex workers through the criminalisation of the sale and purchase of sexual services, and the facilitation, management or organisation of sex work, as well as other laws used to regulate sex work such as mandatory health checks and travel restrictions.