Sex Worker-Led Networks Statement of Support for UN Working Group position paper on sex work

Global and regional networks of sex worker-led organisations, express support for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls’ position paper, “Eliminating discrimination against sex workers and securing their human rights

You can download this resource above. This resource is available in English only. 

NSWP Submission to European Parliament re Report on Sex Work

NSWP submitted this letter to Members of the European Parliament as they prepared to discuss the report, “Regulation of prostitution in the EU: its cross-border implications and impact on gender equality and women’s rights, 2022/2139(INI)”. 

The report, from the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will be put to a vote in plenary on 14th September 2023.

NSWP called on all Members of the European Parliament to reject and to vote against the report.  

Community Brief: Sex Worker-Led Organisations’ Engagement and Benefit from the Global Fund C19RM Funding 2022

The Global Fund COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) was intended to be an improved version of the Global Fund COVID-19 response. Responding to criticisms and concerns that the initial response failed to engage with or benefit key populations and communities, C19RM 2022 was expected to address those concerns.

Red Umbrella Fund’s 2023 Call for Grant Applications is Open

Red Umbrella Fund's call for grant applications opened on Friday 16 June and is accepting applications until 28 July (18:00 CET).

We have summarised key information below but for more information and to apply, visit Red Umbrella Fund’s website.

The call for applications will accept applications in English, French, Russian, Spanish and this year they will also accept applications in Chinese (simplified).

NSWP members mark International Sex Workers' Day on 2nd June 2023

International Sex Workers’ Day is held annually to mark the 1975 occupation of Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France. The church was occupied by around 100 sex workers, all protesting their criminalised and exploitative living conditions. Sex workers continue to mark the day every year with events and actions calling for the fulfilment of their rights. Each year NSWP focuses on the theme of access to justice on 2nd June.

This is how NSWP member organisations marked International Sex Workers’ Day 2023 across five regions.