Animation: Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to Community-led Responses to COVID-19


This animation summarises the Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to Community-led Responses to COVID-19.

Sex workers were among the hardest hit at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to be impacted by this global public health crisis. The challenges that sex workers faced before COVID-19, as a result of criminalisation, stigma and discrimination, were all exacerbated by the pandemic. As governments failed to provide adequate assistance in their emergency responses and social protection mechanisms, sex worker-led organisations around the world stepped up to support their communities. 

NSWP animations are a tool for sex workers' advocacy worldwide. This animation was created by Smo Sienkiewicz. The illustrations used throughout the video were created by Molly Hankinson.

This resource is available in English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.