SEX WORKERS ALLIANCE IRELAND
Mission Statement: to advance the human rights, health, safety, participation and dignity of female, male, cis and trans sex workers
Sex Worker Awareness Training
The Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) are delighted to announce our new Sex Worker Awareness Training, available in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Developed by sex workers, this training will enhance participants' knowledge including: What is sex...
We told you this would happen says Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, about the murder of a sex worker in Limerick￼
The murder of a sex worker is the grim but obvious result of a law that disregards the voices and safety of sex workers. Linda Kavanagh, communications manager of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland says “When this law was being debated in 2015 and 2016 sex workers...
Sex workers failed by law AGAIN
When will the state own up to the fact that the law has failed and decriminalise sex work in Ireland? Mardi Kennedy, coordinator of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) commented on today’s guilty verdict of a man who assaulted two migrant sex workers in 2020 “The...
International Sex Workers Rights Day
Mardi, our coordinator writes about her experience in India where she met the founders of International Sex Workers’ Rights day. The Durbar Mahila Samawaya Committee (DMSC) founded the day in 2021. “When I visited DMSC in Kolkata, India, I was awestruck and inspired...
WHAT WE DO
SWAI works WITH sex workers to fight for and promote the health, safety, participation and dignity of all female, male, cis and tran ssex workers in Ireland. SWAI supports a human rights and harm reduction approach to policy and laws around sex work. We believe sex work should be decriminalised so that sex workers be allowed to work in safety without fear, judgment or stigma.
SWAI believes sex workers themselves should be at the centre of the development of policy which directly impacts upon their lives. SWAI is committed to supporting the participation and leadership of sex workers to advocate and campaign for their recognition, rights and protection in Ireland.