Sex worker-led organisations are the core of the sex worker rights movement and must be adequately resourced and capacitated to address their communities’ priorities. Yet globally, sex worker-led organisations remain chronically under-funded, and are often excluded from critical discussions with key stakeholders, including donors.
NSWP collects resources about sex work and makes them available on our website. You can search NSWP’s online resource library via themes, resource types, language, region and year. The resource types include NSWP publications, member publications, international guidelines, research papers and other publications.
NSWP publications include a range of resources:
- Briefing Papers and Community Guides examine issues affecting sex workers globally and provide recommendations for policy and practices. They are developed through sex worker-led policy analysis and an in-depth consultation process with NSWP members.
- Policy Briefs and Community Guides examine issues affecting sex workers globally and provide recommendations for policy and practices. They are developed through sex worker-led policy analysis and e-consultation with NSWP members.
- Global and Regional Reports document the lived experiences of sex workers on particular issues and make recommendations for future policy and good practices.
- Research for Sex Work is a peer-reviewed journal, which explores a different theme in each issue.
- The Sex Work Digest provides a quarterly round up of news stories, events and other information relating to sex work issues.
- Smart Guides provide basic information on key issues that affect sex workers globally.
- Case Studies reflect on the results and lessons learnt of activities and policies affecting the lives of sex workers.
- Statements provide responses from NSWP and our members to emerging global issues that undermine sex workers’ human rights.
- NSWP documents include organisational documents such as NSWP Strategic Plans and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and NSWP Consensus Statement.
NSWP publications that are available in Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish are featured on the language-specific sections of this website.
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Sex worker-led organisations and networks struggle to obtain sufficient, sustained funding for their work. For many years, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) was a leading funder of sex worker-led organisations, providing essential core flexible funding, including funding for advocacy, capacity strengthening and movement building.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created in 2002 as an international financing and partnership organisation to respond to what were then the deadliest pandemics confronting the world.
This infographic gives a brief introduction to the Global Fund, looks at how Global Fund partnerships work, and outlines NSWP's capacity-building programmes.
This resource is available above in a screen version and a downloadable print version. It is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.
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.
This is the fifth video in a series from NSWP called Global Fund Basics.
HIV Programme Essentials are a list of what should be evidence-based interventions and approaches to achieve the goals set out in the UNAIDS Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026; the 2022-2030 WHO Global Health Sector Strategies on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections; and the 2023-2028 Global Fund Strategy.
Young sex workers (aged 18-29) have diverse needs and priorities and face multiple structural barriers and increased vulnerabilities. However, young sex workers are often excluded from meaningful involvement in the development of policies and programming that affect their health and lives.
Young sex workers (aged 18-29) have diverse needs and priorities and face multiple structural barriers and increased vulnerabilities. As young people, young sex workers face particular challenges around housing, income security, and access to opportunities such as education and employment. At the same time, structural barriers, combined with increased isolation, create conditions that make it difficult for young sex workers to access vital resources, including peer support from sex worker-led organisations.
STRASS submitted this shadow report in 2023 to the CEDAW committee as a complement to the ninth periodic report submitted by the French government in March 2022.
This is the 37th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period July 2023 - October 2023.
Grant Cycle 7 (GC7), formerly referred to as NFM4, is the first round of Global Fund funding request windows opened up under the Global Fund strategy 2023 – 2028.
It is the first opportunity for sex workers and other key population communities to test the strength of the Global Fund commitments to communities, that are outlined in the new strategy.
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.
The Annual Report highlights the activities and achievements of NSWP in 2022.
This is the 36th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period April 2023 - June 2023.
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.
This is the 35th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’, covering the period December 2022 - March 2023.
This Global Fund technical brief provides information for countries preparing funding requests for comprehensive programs that address the continuum of HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care for the following key populations:
The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), along with the European Sex Workers Alliance (ESWA), the Count Me In! consortium and other feminist organisations, urge the government of the Netherlands to reject amendments to the Wet Regulering Sekswerk (WRS) and work towards the full decriminalisation of sex work in the Netherlands.
In 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the Consolidated guidelines on HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations.
This animation is a summary of the NSWP Briefing Paper on The Impacts of Anti-Rights Movements on Sex Workers.
This is the fifth video in a series from NSWP called Global Fund Basics.
This short video is about using the Global Fund Strategy 2023 - 2028 in advocacy work. Using the Strategy of a Global Institution as an advocacy tool is not easy, especially a 70 page one like the Global Fund Strategy. What we have tried to do in this video is pick out some important areas where we feel referencing commitments in the Global Fund Strategy could make a difference.