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Sex Worker Resources

Australia and New Zealand
  • New Zealand Prostitutes Collective
    An advocacy group based in Wellington, New Zealand, that works for sex workers' rights and the decriminalization of the sex industry.
  • Scarlet Alliance
    This Australian association includes projects throughout the country and state-based organizations working to achieve equality and justice for sex workers.
  • Sex Workers Outreach Program
    An Australian network of sex workers and advocates that focuses on safety, dignity, diversity and the changing needs of sex industry workers.
  • RhED (Resourcing Health & Education)
    Located in Victoria, Australia, RhED is committed to respecting and reflecting the needs of the sex industry and actively promoting the rights of sex workers. Available in English, Chinese and Thai.
  • SWAG (Sex Worker Action Group)
    A group dedicated to assisting female, male, transsexual and transgendered sex workers lead healthy lives.
  • Commercial Sex Information Service
    An information clearinghouse for the sex industry, includes sections for commerce, culture, health and law.
  • Sex Workers Alliance of Vancouver, British Columbia (SWAV)
    No longer an active organization, SWAV's Web site still provides information about sex work as it relates to laws, sexual health, commerce and culture.
  • Stella
    Health and legal resource center for sex workers in Montreal.
  • Coalition for the Rights of Sex Workers
    An advocacy group based in Montreal that lobbies for the legal recognition of sex work and sex workers' rights. Available in French and English.
  • The Naked Truth
    An advocacy and activism Web site for exotic dancers in Canada.
  • PEERS Vancouver
    A non-profit society in Vancouver dedicated to the empowerment, education and support of men, women and transgender people involved in the sex trade.
  • European Network for HIV/STD Prevention in Prostitution
    An organization that promotes the health and well-being of sex workers across Europe by advocating respect and rights, supporting high quality accessible health care and lobbying for legal change.
  • The Red Thread
    This national organization is based in The Netherlands and provides safety and peer education information about the sex industry. Information available in English, Spanish, Romanian, Russian and Dutch.
  • European Network of Male Prostitution
    A network of organizations for male sex work projects that addresses health and legal sex work issues.
  • Working Men Project
    Based in London, the project provides free, expert medical and legal services for male and female sex workers, including HIV prevention, testing and treatment.
  • SALLI -- United Sex Professionals of Finland
    A network of sex workers that promotes human rights and safety for escorts, erotic performers, strippers, porn models and all others who work in erotic labor. Information available in Finnish, Swedish and English.
  • PIC (Prostitution Information Centre)
    Based in Amsterdam's Red Light District, the PIC is dedicated to providing information and advice on all aspects of prostitution and organizes projects for sex workers. Available in Dutch and English.
  • Les Putes
    A sex workers advocacy group that focuses on fighting discrimination and supporting equal sexual rights. Available only in French.
  • Cabiria
    Located throughout France, Cabiria is a community-based health and legal program that focuses on men, women and children involved in sex work. Available in French and English.
    Based in Berlin, Germany, HYDRA's main goal is to put an end to the social and legal discrimination associated with sex work. They also offer safe sex information and health advice. All materials in German, basic information is also available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Chechen and Thai.
  • Madonna
    Provides news and legal and health resources for sex workers in Germany. Available only in German.
    An international networking and intervention project operating in 24 countries in Europe dedicated to providing HIV prevention and health information to migrant sex workers.
Latin America
  • RedTraSex
    A network of sex workers in Latin America and the Caribbean dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV. Available only in Spanish.
  • Miluska: Life and Dignity
    Located in Lima, Peru, an association of sex workers focused on legal issues, especially the defending of sexual and human rights.
    Available only in Spanish.
United States
    Academic, political and occupational safety/health information about sex work.
  • $pread Magazine
    Magazine by and for sex workers.
  • YANA (You Are Never Alone)
    Offers women and girls involved in prostitution alternatives and support through street outreach, hospitality, trauma counseling/therapy, case management, advocacy and diversion services.
    Prevention outreach to streetwalking sex workers in NYC.
  • COYOTE ("Call Off Your Tired Ethics")
    With locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, COYOTE works for the rights of all sex workers and provides safer sex and HIV education.
  • HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive)
    A harm reduction based non-profit in Washington, DC, helping sex workers lead healthier lives as they define them.
  • Sex Workers Outreach Project
    A multi-state network of sex workers and advocates that focuses on safety, dignity, diversity and the changing needs of sex industry workers.
  • St. James Infirmary
    Offers free, confidential, nonjudgmental medical and social services for female, transgendered and male sex workers in San Francisco.
  • Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation
    Non-profit corporation based in Los Angeles created to care for the physical and emotional needs of sex workers and those who work in the Adult Entertainment Industry, including HIV and STD testing and treatment and support groups.
    Internet-based sex worker magazine with health and legal resources, including an "Ask the Experts" forum (requires free, anonymous registration).
  • The Sex Workers Project
    Works to advocate for sex workers, former sex workers, and those who are at risk for engaging in sex work, including victims of human trafficking, within a context of harm reduction and human rights.
  • Desiree Alliance
    A coalition of health professionals, social scientists, professional sex educators, sex professionals and their supporting networks that focuses on building leadership and constructive activism to advocate for sex workers' human, labor and civil rights.

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