Funders, Networks, & Allies

Resources from Funders and Allied Organisations Supporting Sex Workers’ RightsWe have organised the growing community of organisations supporting sex worker rights and provided brief introductions to strengthen the support available to the sex worker rights movement.
We have categorised them (funders, sex worker-led networks, and allied organisation) as well as created tags for key topics that intersect with our work.

“The Human Capability Foundation (HCF) is a grant-making foundation based in the UK. Founded in 2011, we support organisations working for the rights of marginalised communities.
The Foundation’s primary focus is in India and on the issues of: Women’s Education and Empowerment; Youth Education; Mental Health & Disability Rights; Labour; and Migration. ​The HCF seeks to build long-term funding relationships with NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and CBOs (community-based organisations).”

RFSL (the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex rights) was started the year 1950. “The organisation is one of the oldest surviving LGBTQI rights organisations in the world. RFSL works locally, nationally and internationally. We are an ever growing organisation with more than 7 000 members and 36 branches all over Sweden. The organisation runs many different activities and projects. For example, RFSL has a crime victim support unit, the project Newcomers (a support group for people who are newly arrived in Sweden) and a unit that works exclusively with HIV and health. Additionally, RFSL is the owner of RFSL AB, a company that educates companies and government agencies on LGBTQI issues. We also provide LGBTQI certification.” 

The Women’s Refugee Commission’s (WRC) mission is “to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions, and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice.” They have an extensive Resource Library available on their website.