Leadership

ESWA STEERING COMMITTEE

The ESWA Steering Committee is the legal governing body of ESWA. It delegates decision making around strategic direction and operational management.

The ESWA Steering Committee make decisions in consultation with and on behalf of ESWA members. Members of the ESWA Steering Committee are required to represent the network in line with ESWA mission, vision and values.


ESWA STEERING COMMITTEE COMPOSITION

  • A minimum of 80% of the ESWA Steering Committee must be sex workers, with an aspiration to achieve 100%.
  • ESWA ensures that the majority of Steering Committee members are women in all their diversity.
  • ESWA strives to ensure representation from 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 Steering Committee 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 Steering Committee.

CURRENT ESWA STEERING COMMITTEE

Dinah Bons, Co-convenor, The Netherlands

Kate McGrew, Co-convenor, Ireland 

Jake Jones, Treasurer, United Kingdom

Kali Sudhra, Spain


ESWA TEAM

Sabrina Sanchez, Coordinator

Luca Stevenson, Operations Officer

Irena Fercik Konecna, Policy Officer

Jules James, Programme Officer

Yigit Aydin, Administration and Finance Officer

Julia Natri, Communications Officer

 


MEMBERSHIP

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 worker self-organising
  • Oppose criminalization and other legal oppression of sex work

To become a member you must fill our application form and send it to the secretariat for approval.


LEGAL STATUS

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).


FUNDING

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