Welcome to the Red Umbrella Fund!
The Red Umbrella Fund is the first global fund guided by and for sex workers. We believe that change will only be achieved through strong, collaborative movements of sex workers advocating for their rights, with the support of their allies. Sex workers themselves are the best positioned to know what is needed for them, and best placed to do something about it. The Red Umbrella Fund exists to mobilise resources to help strengthen and sustain the movement in achieving human rights for sex workers.
Since its creation in 2012, the Fund has supported the work of 46 sex worker-led groups in 41 different countries. They were selected by the sex worker-led Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) out of almost 1600 applications during two rounds of applications (2012 and 2013).
“It’s helpful having sex workers making funding decisions because we understand which projects or groups will really be effective towards positive change. Bottom line, it’s our bodies, our lives, and we should be at the forefront of all decisions affecting us”
– member of the Red Umbrella Fund’s Programme Advisory Committee