ESWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The ESWA Board of Directors is the legal governing body of ESWA. It delegates decision-making around strategic direction and operational management.
The ESWA Board of Directors make decisions in consultation with and on behalf of ESWA members. Members of the ESWA Board of Directors are required to represent the network in line with ESWA's mission, vision and values.
ESWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMPOSITION
- A minimum of 80% of the ESWA Board of Directors must be sex workers, with an aspiration to achieve 100%.
- ESWA ensures that the majority of Board of Directors members are women in all their diversity.
- ESWA strives to ensure the representation of migrant sex workers, racialised sex workers, sex workers living with HIV, sex workers who use drugs and diversity of sex work experiences. While there is no requirement for ESWA Board of Directors members to be public about their status, the power of being open about one’s status and experiences with stakeholders and donors and the encouragement and support it gives to community members should be recognized.
- ESWA strives to ensure representation from diverse sex work legal frameworks.
- ESWA strives to ensure geographic balance across the three ESWA sub-regions, with a maximum of one committee member from any single country within the Board of Directors.
CURRENT ESWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dinah Bons, Chair (The Netherlands)
Julia Raxon, Deputy Chair (The Netherlands)
Kali Sudhra (Spain)
Lila Milikj, Treasurer (North Macedonia)
Kira Stella (Sweden)
Anna Kouroupou (Greece)
Sabrina Sanchez, Executive Director
Luca Stevenson, Director of Programmes
Irena Konečná, Policy Officer
Jules James, Programme Officer
Yigit Aydinalp, Programme Officer
Campaign and Communications Officer
Charlie Dominic, Research Officer
Iva Jovovic, Operations Officer
The membership of ESWA is open to organisations providing services and advocating for sex workers' rights in Europe and Central Asia.
The Criteria for membership are as follows:
- Recognise sex work as work
- Support sex workers' self-organising
- Oppose criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work
ESWA is a legally constituted organisation registered with the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Dossier number 34216253), and recognised by the tax department as a not-for-profit organisation (Stichting International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe, fiscal number 8141.42.643).