About us

The Red Umbrella Fund is the first global fund guided by and for sex workers. Launched in 2012, the Red Umbrella Fund joins together funders and sex workers in support of the human rights of sex workers. 

  • To learn more about the story of how and why the Red Umbrella Fund was created, click here.
  • To better understand our mission, vision and principles, have a look here.

Sex workers all over the world face widespread violations of their human rights. Since its creation in 2012, the Red Umbrella Fund has supported the work of over 50 sex worker-led groups to organize themselves and speak out against the human rights violations they face.

The Red Umbrella Fund is led by a partnership of sex workers and donors, with a sex worker majority in both grant decisions and overall governance.

  • To know more about our governing body the International Steering Committee, our peer review panel the Programme Advisory Committee, and our staff, go here

The Red Umbrella Fund is generously supported of a diversity of donors, foundations and individuals, who make it possible for us to organise and make grants.