The European Sex Workers’ Rights Alliance (ESWA) is proud to announce its first sub-granting to organisations led by racialised sex workers (Black, Indigenous and people of colour - BIPOC) in Europe and Central Asia.
Why this grant?
ESWA recognise that racialised and BIPOC sex workers, in particular undocumented migrants, are at high risks of exclusion, discrimination and violence. Anti-sex work and anti-migration laws and policies, combined with structural racism, negatively impact BIPOC / racialised sex workers in our region and also limits their involvement in sex workers’ rights activism. Many racialised sex workers also face racism within our own movements.
What is available?
Through this sub-granting, ESWA aims to support up to 5 BIPOC sex worker-led organisations in our region. Grants of up to 10,000 euros are available. The grants are available to support the development of racialised / BIPOC sex worker-led organisations and strengthen the capacity and advocacy of racialised / BIPOC sex workers in the region.
Who can apply?
- Membership of ESWA is necessary. If your organisation or collective is not yet a member, please join HERE
- Ability to manage the small grants and ensure financial and narrative reporting
- Led by BIPOC/racialised sex workers (Majority of BIPOC/racialised sex workers in decision-making bodies and as spokespeople, staff and volunteers)
- Inclusion of migrant sex workers
- Based in Europe and Central Asia
- Organisations and collectives which are not registered legally can apply but will need a registered partner to act as the primary recipient.
Grants are flexible and can include core and general support and specific advocacy, policy or capacity-building activities.
A representative of each selected applicant will be also invited to join the racialised / BIPOC sex workers academy to take place in January 2022 in Brussels.
Selected members will work closely with the ESWA team in developing a budget for national activities.
The working languages for the project will be English and Spanish.
Thursday, September 29th: Calls open for application
Monday, 25th of October (midnight CET): Application deadline
Week of 25th of October: Interviews with ESWA selection committee for groups fitting criteria
Monday, November 1st: Selection of organisations sub-grantee is announced.
To apply for the programme please fill the survey available HERE
Please note: ESWA will only be able to financially support up to 5 BIPOC/SW led organisations. Organisations and collectives which are not selected for this grant can also be offered technical support if they wish so
Any questions? Contact ESWA Coordinator Sabrina Sanchez: [email protected]