Mission Statement: To promote the social inclusion, health, safety, civil rights and the right to self determination of female, male cisgender and transgender sex workers


Laura Lee, 5th July 2016 In an interim report published today, Friday 1 July 2016, the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) says that soliciting by sex workers, and sex workers sharing premises, should be decriminalised. The Committee says the Home Office should immediately change existing legislation so that soliciting is no longer an offence and...

Universal Periodic Review

SWAI was happy to work and contribute with Abortion Rights Ireland and the Sexual Rights Initiative on the new Universal Periodic Review for 2016. In 2015 the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) recommended that Ireland “take all necessary steps, including a referendum on abortion, to revise legislation on abortion, including the...

The Views Of Real Sex Workers Part 2 Kate

I am a Sex Worker and have been involved in this occupation for approximately 4 years. I started part-time in order to supplement my regular wage and soon discovered that I enjoyed the work and that I would be in a better position to pay off debts incurred through further education and maintain my financial...

Words from an Irish Sexworker

My name is Laura and I am an escort based in Scotland although I spent a great deal of my early working life in the sex industry in Dublin and indeed travelling around the Irish country. I have first hand experience of working in massage parlours in Dublin before their closure, working for an escort...


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ICRSE Conference

Between the 4th and 6th of June 2015 SWAI took part in a conference involving sex workers and supports from 8 European ...
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May Day

May Day is celebrated around Europe as International Workers Day. A day were we traditionally celebrate workers and demand fair treatment and ...
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Realising Sex Workers Rights

On February 4 SWAI launched it’s long awaited paper “Realising Sex Workers Rights” to a packed out room in Buswells Hotel. The ...
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About SWAI

SWAI supports the self-determination of all sex workers. To be given a voice and allowed to speak on their own behalf. We support a harm reduction policy in relation to sex work and that sex workers should be granted the same rights as all other workers.