CoSWAC: Clients of Sex Workers Allied For Change

The website for clients of sex workers to share experiences and resources, and to dispel myths surrounding participation in paid sex.
We affirm that sex workers and clients have the same right of sexual expression as other consenting adults.

We support social services that empower sex workers to improve their lives and aid those choosing to leave sex work.
We condemn force, fraud or coercion in any sexual encounter, and we call for safe and effective means for sex workers and clients to report abuses without fear of prosecution. We condemn efforts to stigmatize sex workers, their clients, and interested third parties.

We join the growing number of diverse organizations calling for the full decriminalization of sex work.

Organizations supporting  full decriminalization of sex work: 

ACT-UP New York ACT-UP San Francisco
African Sex Workers Alliance
AIDS Alabama
American Civil Liberties Union
American Jewish World Service
Amnesty International
Anti-Slavery International
Arab Foundation for Freedom and Equality
Association for Women’s Rights in Development
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Bay Area Sex Workers Advocacy Network (BAYSWAN)
Best Practices Policy Project
Butterfly: Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Network of Canada
Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition
The Cato Institute
Center for Health and Gender Equity
Center for Sexual Justice
Desiree Alliance
The Economist
The Ellis Franklin Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation
English Collective of Prostitutes
Erotic Service Providers Union
Feminists Against Censorship
Freedom Network USA
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
Gender and Sexual Health Initiative
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
Global Commission on HIV and the Law
Global Forum on MSM and HIV
The Global Fund for Women
Global Network of Sex Worker Projects (NSWP)
Harm Reduction Coalition
Health Global Access Project
Hearts on a Wire
Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, CUNY School of Law
Human Rights Watch
International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe
International Community of Women Living with HIV
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
International Human Rights Law Group
International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School
International Labor Organization
International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education
International Women’s Health Coalition
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Justicia Dignia
Kenya Sex Workers Alliance
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
The Lancet
La Strada International Association
Libertarian Party (US)
The Movement for Black Lives
MuJER: Women for Justice, Education and Awareness
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality
New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance
New York Anti-Trafficking Network
New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective
Open Society Foundations
Out Now
Peace & Freedom Party (California)
Pivot Legal Society
Project SAFE
RedTraSex – Latin & South American Sex Worker Network
Sage Community Health Collective
St. James Infirmary, San Francisco
Scarlet Alliance of Australia
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP-USA)
Socialist Party USA
Survivors for Decrim
Trafficking Policy Research Project
Transgender Law Center

Urban Justice Center: UJC’s Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Rights
Women’s Re-Entry Network (WREN)
Women With A Vision
Woodhull Freedom Foundation / Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
The World Bank
World Health Organization
YWCA of Canada


Are you, or have you been, the client of a sex worker? What led you to find a provider? Does your story go against stereotypes? We want to hear from you!

Take a look at what others have shared, and send your own story using the form when you follow the link.

We will keep all identifying information confidential, and will send an email to confirm before posting.