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


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Government Bill will hurt most vulnerable hardest

Today Wednesday 23rd September the Irish Government published the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill which includes section 20 to criminalise the purchase of sexual services. This proposed legislation has systematically failed to take the views of international experts, extensive research and sex workers views into consideration. Speaking from a European meeting of sex workers in...

Statement On The Passing Of Amnesty International’s Resolution

SWAI is delighted to hear that Amnesty International’s resolution on protection of sex workers’ human rights has passed. SWAI is among 1,100 organisations, sex worker led and others, as well as individual sex workers and supporters from across the globe that supported the draft resolution calling on Amnesty International to support the decriminalisation of sex...

SWAI support Amnesty International’s resolution on protection of sex workers’ human rights

SWAI is among 1,100 organisations, sex worker led and others, as well as individual sex workers and supporters from across the globe that support the draft resolution calling on Amnesty International to support the decriminalisation of sex work. Sex Worker and ICRSE (International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe) Board Member Kate...

Sex Workers Oppose Northern Ireland's New Law

Today, June 1st, the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) expresses its serious concern on legislation criminalizing the purchase of sex now in effect in Northern Ireland. The legislation goes against international best practice and advice from expert organisations including the World Health Organisation and UN AIDS, which advocate instead for a human rights based, harm...

December 17th vigil at Leinster House

Sex workers and supporters hold vigil at Leinster House to mark International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers Sex Workers Alliance Ireland calls on Minister for Justice not to introduce laws criminalising the purchase of sex. Today (December 17th) sex workers and supporters will hold candlelit vigils outside Leinster House in Dublin and City...

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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.

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