Leadership

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)


ESWA TEAM

Sabrina Sanchez, Executive Director

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Luca Stevenson, Director of Programmes

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Irena Konečná, Policy Officer

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Jules James, Programme Officer

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Yigit Aydinalp, Programme Officer

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Campaign and Communications Officer

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Charlie Dominic, Research Officer 

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Iva Jovovic, Operations Officer

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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 workers' self-organising
  • Oppose criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work

To become a member, you must fill out our application form and send it to [email protected] 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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