A directory of laws regarding sex work around the world.
Network of Sex Work Projects
An international alliance of sex worker organizations and sex worker rights groups with offices in North and South America, the United Kingdom, Latin America and Asia.
Streetwalking the World
Internet magazine for international escorts with news, views and information on sexual rights.
Sex Workers' International Media Watch
An international organization that monitors and responds to the media whenever sex work issues are involved, includes a library of international articles about sex workers' rights activism.
APNSW (Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers)
Dedicated to promoting health and human rights for sex workers, APNSW works throughout Asia to facilitate sex industry participation and information sharing on technical, policy and health issues.
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee
Based in West Bengal, India, Durbar consists of over 65,000 sex workers and volunteers who work together to address the everyday reality of sex workers' lives, including discrimination, HIV prevention and human rights violations.
Advocacy group dedicated to protecting the rights of women in the sex industry. In Thai, with a few features available in English.
A non-governmental organization that advocates for the basic and sexual rights of women in the sex industry. Available in Chinese and English.
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.
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.
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.
A sex workers advocacy group that focuses on fighting discrimination and supporting equal sexual rights. Available only in French.
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.
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.
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.
Academic, political and occupational safety/health information about sex work.
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.
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.
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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