Sex Work

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  • Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers – a consortium of member organisations working to increase sex worker participation in the decisions that affect their lives, to campaign for changes to law and policy and share information on sex worker organizing and resistance.

  • Desiree Alliance – a diverse, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities and individuals across the US working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy and health services for sex workers.

  • Durbar – a collectivization of 65000 sex workers and functions as an exclusive forum for cis women, men, and trans sex workers in West Bengal, India.

  • Femme//Whore (2014) – an electronic zine produced via Sex Worker Open University (SWOU).

  • Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) – a network of over 150 organisations and groups from over 60 countries around the globe that must endorse the aims of NSWP and confirm their commitment to NSWP core values: acceptance of sex work as work; opposition to all forms of criminalization and other legal oppression of sex work (including sex workers, clients, third parties, families, partners and friends); supporting self-organisation and self-determination of sex workers.

  • Latin American and Caribbean Female Sex Workers Network – exists to support and strengthen Female Sex Worker’s Organizations in the defense and promotion of Human Rights.

  • Maggie’s: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project – an organization run for and by local sex workers whose mission is to assist sex workers in their efforts to live and work with safety and dignity.

  • Media Guide on Sex Work (2017 edition) is a toolkit for ethical and responsible reporting on sex work and those who perform that labor.

  • New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective – advocates for the human rights, health and well-being of all sex workers and is committed to working for the empowerment of sex workers, so that sex workers may have control over all aspects of their work and lives.

  • Red Umbrella Project (RedUP) – a small peer-led organization based in Brooklyn, New York, which amplifies the voices of people in the sex trades to take greater control of their lives through sustained and structured peer-mentoring initiatives, multimedia storytelling platforms, and public advocacy skills development programs.

  • Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association – aims to achieve equality, social, legal, political, cultural and economic justice for past and present workers in the sex industry, in order for sex workers to be self-determining agents, building their own alliances and choosing where and how they work.

  • Sex Professionals of Canada (SPOC) – a volunteer run activist network that engages in advocacy and education of sex work.

  • Sex Worker Open University – a project created by and for sex workers whose aim is to empower sex workers through workshops, debates, actions and art project as well as fighting against criminalization.

  • Sex Workers Education Network – contains academic, political and occupational safety/health information about sex work.

  • Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) – South Africa’s leading sex worker human rights organization.

  • Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)-USA – a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.

  • Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) – a network of civil society organizations and sex worker led groups and organizations engaged in advocating for human rights of sex workers in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • Tits & Sass – a group blog run by sex workers.

  • Trans rentboys: love don’t pay the rent (2014) – an electronic zine collection of short writings by trans boy sex workers based in the UK, Europe, Australia and Aotearoa/NZ.

  • x:talk project – a sex worker-led workers co-operative which approaches language teaching as knowledge sharing between equals and regards the ability to communicate as a fundamental tool for sex workers to work in safer conditions, to organise and to socialise with each other.

  • What Do Sex Workers Want? – Toni Mac, TEDx Talk