The Smart Sex Worker's Guide to Sustainable Funding


Around the world, sex workers are organising to improve protection of their rights, end exploitation and violence, access appropriate and respectful health care and build movements for lasting change. The Smart Sex Worker's Guide to Sustainable Funding contains practical information on funding strategies for sex worker organisations. It discusses developing a funding strategy, applying for grants, financial management and community-based fundraising.

Contents include:

  • Developing a Funding Strategy
  • Grants
  • Applying for Funding
  • Emergency Grants
  • Community-Based Fundraising

You can download this 32-page PDF above. This resource is available in English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian.

This publication was made possible by the Stepping Up, Stepping Out (SUSO) project which ran from 2012 to 2015. It aimed to economically empower sex workers in eleven countries in Africa, Southeast  Asia and Latin America. Dutch NGOs Aids Fonds and ICCO Cooperation  worked together with fourteen in-country partners, including many sex  worker-led organisations, to develop and implement innovative interventions.