Autonomy, Rights, Resources: A conversation with the Aotearoa New Zealand Sex Workers’ Collective

Written and interviewed by Tenzin Dolker
Edited by Muna Gurung
Illustrations by Priyanka Singh Maharjan

How I became an advocate for sex workers’ rights

A personal reflection by African feminist Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah about her journey in becoming an advocate for sex workers' rights.

Member Teach-In | Under the Same Umbrella: feminism and sex workers' rights

AWID and the Red Umbrella Fund are organizing a teach-in on feminism and sex work.

Sex Workers Transforming Economic Power To Advance Women’s Rights And Justice

This report shares highlights from the four recipients of AWID’s “Innovation Seed Initiatives” whose projects focused on advancing the rights of sex workers.

Masks on, walk off!

Ava Caradonna is an organizer with Radio AvA. This article reflects her personal views and experience, not that of the collective or the X:talk project 

Against bleak ghosts of familiar urban landscape and CCTV cameras labelled “for your protection” the news on the radio skits between weather forecast, rationing, raids, a special public appearance by the queen, politicians promising increased production and London quarantine zones to be avoided “for reasons of health and safety”.

- Impressions from V for Vendetta, 1982

Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

AWID Calls for the Voices of Sex Workers to be Heard by the European Parliament

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) joins with sex worker rights organizations around the world in calling for the voices and perspectives of sex workers to be heard by the European Parliament when they vote on 26 February 2014 on the recommendation of the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) to criminalize the clients of sex workers.

The freedom to decide what to do with our lives


Project X: Telling ‘untold stories’ around sex work


Sex Work Activism in Hungary

AWID institutional member since 2014, SZEXE was established by predominantly street-based Roma sex workers and their allies who joined together to protest the introduction of a law regulating sex work.