NSWA – Nigeria

Project Info

Project Description

Nigeria Sex Workers Association (NSWA) also known as Precious Jewels is an umbrella network of 20 community-based organizations of sex workers and led by sex workers. NSWA is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization focusing on health, social and human rights of sex workers. The organization is yet to be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria.

Our Vision

To see a Nigeria where sex work is recognized as work, violence and discrimination against sex workers eliminated and the health, social and human rights of sex workers are respected and not violated.

Our Goals

  • To advocate for the decriminalization of sex work.
  • To promote the social, psychological and economic well-being of sex workers through the provision of information, advocacy, education, skills, and quality services.
  • To improve public health by enabling sex workers to negotiate condom use with clients and reduce the risk of infection in both groups.
  • To educate every sex worker to be able to defend their human rights.
  • To see a Nigeria where sex workers can freely express themselves and live in dignity without fear or intimidation.
  • To provide sex workers with the skills and opportunities needed to find other means of livelihood

Our Mission

To empower and strengthen the voices of sex workers, advocate for their health, social and human rights including those living with HIV and those using drugs through collaborations, networking, and partnerships.

Uplift the status of sex workers through the creation of awareness of their social, health and human rights, promotion of healthy living, prevention of diseases through advocacy, education, research, information, quality service delivery for improved livelihood and empowerment.

Our Objectives

  • To create awareness about risky behavior and HIV and AIDS/STIs prevention, control, and impact mitigation.
  • To improve the sexual and reproductive health of sex workers and raise their awareness of the benefits of correct and consistent condom use.
  • To provide economic development opportunities for sex workers as a means of improving their earning power.
  • To advocate at local, national and international levels for policies and actions that further the human rights of sex workers.
  • To ensure that the economic & psychosocial needs of sex workers are properly addressed.
  • To facilitate opportunities for the voice of sex workers to be heard in local, national and international forums at which ideas about sex work is exchanged.
  • To create awareness about risky behavior and HIV and AIDS/STIs prevention, control, and impact mitigation.
  • To improve the sexual and reproductive health of sex workers and raise their awareness of the benefits of correct and consistent condom use.
  • To provide economic development opportunities for sex workers as a means of improving their earning power.
  • To advocate at local, national and international levels for policies and actions that further the human rights of sex workers.
  • To ensure that the economic & psychosocial needs of sex workers are properly addressed.
  • To facilitate opportunities for the voice of sex workers to be heard in local, national and international forums at which ideas about sex work is exchanged.