Trainers for BIPOC Sex worker Academy

Trainers for BIPOC Sex worker Academy

Are you an experienced racial justice advocate, community organiser or trainer?


The European Sex Workers’ Rights Alliance is recruiting three trainers to join our first Academy for BIPOC Sex Workers (black, indigenous, people of color). The trainers will be facilitating workshops at our upcoming Academy, taking place in Brussels between the 24th and 28th of January 2022. 

The Academy will bring together 20 BIPOC sex workers for three days with the aim of building capacities of participants in advocacy, community organising and fundraising.



The theme of the workshops are:


1. 'Speak up!'  - A trainer with expertise in public speaking and supporting activists in finding or strengthening their own voices for example by using testimonies and narratives of discrimination to advocate for their rights.


2. 'Organise!'   - A trainer with expertise in supporting collectives and activists in setting up strong, sustainable grassroots organisations with particular focus on governance, decision making and conflict resolution


3. 'Get the money!' - A trainer with knowledge around fundraising, in particular for sex workers' rights organisations as this is quite a specific funding landscape and writing grant applications.


Each workshop will last 3 hours each day of the training.


The Trainers should have in-depth knowledge of a specific thematic issue as highlighted above and proven experience in delivering trainings for marginalised communities and/or sex workers. 


Individuals from marginalised communities, in particular BIPOC and migrant communities, and with sex work lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply and will be prioritised. The selected participants will work closely with ESWA team and ESWA's Coordinator for the development of the training.


Required Knowledge and Skills:


  • Experience interactive and innovative providing in-person trainings
  • Understanding of intersecting topics related to youth (ages 18-30), mental health, sex work, HIV, and LGBTI issues
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to synthesise information from multiple sources
  • Capacity to collect and organise information quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent English oral and writing skills
  • Ability to document activities and draft reports
  • Ability to establish collaboration with stakeholders and partners'
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet …)
  • Capacity to work autonomously and collaboratively with the ESWA Secretariat.




ESWA has a budget of 750 euros for each trainer which includes:

  • 1 day preparation work - 250 €
  • 3 half day delivering training - 375 €
  • 1 half day reporting and evaluation - 125 €


All expenses related to the training (travel, accomodation, food) will be covered by ESWA.

To apply send a cover letter detailing relevant experience as well as a CV to [email protected] by 12th of December 23.59 CET.

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