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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.
“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)
Since its creation in 2012, the Red Umbrella Fund has made 129 grants to sex worker-led organisations and networks in over 50 countries. All our grantees are selected by our international Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) which is led by sex workers.
Learn more about how to apply for a grant here.
We are looking for dedicated sex worker activist from the regions of Africa, Asia and Latin-America for our 4 day meet up in October this year. Every year our Program Advisory Committee (PAC) comes together for the final part in the decision making process regarding our Call for Applications for new grants for the new... Read more »
by Claire Gheerbrant Parapli Rouz, meaning ‘red umbrella’ in Mauritian Creole, is the only community-based organization promoting the rights of sex workers in Mauritius. The group has been a grantee partner of the Red Umbrella Fund since 2015. Working in a small island-nation has its particular challenges, like making yourself visible and heard in the... Read more »
by Nadia van der Linde Please cite this article as: N van der Linde, ‘Time to Turn Up the Volume’, Anti-Trafficking Review, Anti-Trafficking Review, issue 12, 2019, pp. 194-199, www.antitraffickingreview.org. I remember my first self-organised donor panel well. It was at the Global Social Change Philanthropy Conference in Washington, DC in 2013. I had just started work as the... Read more »