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Sex work is work: Demanding respectful and inclusive language for sex workers

We, the undersigned write to bring to your attention our concerns regarding the problematic terminology used in the call for input to the report of the Special Rapporteur (SR) on violence against women (VAW) and girls to the Human Rights Council on prostitution and violence against women and girls. The thematic report of the SR on VAW that will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council at its 56th session in June 2024 proposes to examine the nexus between the global phenomenon of prostitution and violence against women and girls. https://www.ohchr.org/en/calls-for-input/2024/call-input-report-special-rapporteur-violence-against-women-and-girls-human

The call for inputs states that the Special Rapporteur would like to receive input to better understand the relationship between prostitution and violence against women, to clarify terms, approaches and actions States should take in order to maintain the spirit of international human rights law and to effectively protect women and girls from all forms of violence.

Unfortunately, the Special Rapporteur’s call for inputs exemplifies the rights-unfriendly terms and assumptions against which sex workers and their allies have struggled for decades. The Special Rapporteur seems to have rejected the term “sex worker” in favour of denigrating and archaic terms such as “women who have been prostituted”, which embody the idea of women not in control of their own destiny and livelihood.  The call for input seems to equate sex work and human trafficking, a conflation that the agencies of the UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS have condemned. 

We believe that a “call for input” that starts out espousing a framework that denies sex workers’ rights cannot lead to a process that will contribute to the respect, protection and fulfilment of those rights. 

We take this opportunity to underscore the importance of avoiding any terminology that conflates human trafficking, sexual exploitation and sex work.  Such a conflation is inaccurate: trafficking of persons into forced or coerced labour (including sexual exploitation) cannot be equated with consensual sex work.  Such a conflation also contributes to human rights violations against sex workers, who end up further policed and abused despite being characterized as “victims” of trafficking.  By way of example, we recall the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women regarding her 2013 mission to India, in which she “noted a tendency to conflate sex work with trafficking in persons, and when sex workers are identified as victims of trafficking, the assistance that is provided to them is not targeted to their specific needs.” The Special Rapporteur included specific recommendations to review the country’s statute on “immoral traffic” that de facto criminalizes sex work and to “ensure that measures to address trafficking in persons do not overshadow the need for effective measures to protect the human rights of sex workers.”

UNAIDS produced a Guidance Note on HIV and sex work (updated in April 2012). This document was the result of extensive consultation and input from our group as well as the Global Working Group on HIV and Sex Work Policy and was informed by a series of regional consultations in Latin America, the Caribbean and southern Africa, as well as national consultations in China, Malawi, Peru, Thailand and Zimbabwe. Further consultations were held in Kenya, Nepal, Pacific Island Countries and southern Eastern Europe. The document was developed to provide the UNAIDS Cosponsors and Secretariat with a coordinated human-rights-based approach to ensuring universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in the context of sex work.

A key conclusion of the report was that:

“States should move away from criminalising sex work or activities associated with it. Decriminalisation of sex work should include removing criminal penalties for purchase and sale of sex, management of sex workers and brothels, and other activities related to sex work.” 

In addition to the UNAIDS guidance cited above, the earlier International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights, issued by UNAIDS and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, call on States to review criminal laws regarding sex work “with the aim of decriminalizing,” and to ensure that criminal law does not impede provision of HIV prevention and care services to sex workers and their clients.  Recommendations for decriminalization have also come from, among others, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, the Global Alliance Against the Traffic in Women (GAATW), the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, WHO and UNFPA (other cosponsors of UNAIDS alongside UN Women), and major international human rights NGOs such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

A comprehensive approach that includes harm reduction acknowledges the reality of sex work and seeks to protect the well-being of sex workers, reducing the potential for violence and discrimination.

Towards this end, we sex workers and allies’ demand:

1)     That the Special Rapporteur’s call for inputs exemplifies rights friendly terms and assumptions endorsed by all cosponsors of UNAIDS alongside UN Women.

2)     The call for input to the report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls to the Human Rights Council on prostitution and violence against women and girls should explore harm reduction strategies rather than concentrating on punitive measures. 

3)     The call should emphasize an empowerment-centric approach that acknowledges the human rights of sex workers. 

4)     The UN must continue to address the human rights of sex workers, particularly in the context of global migration, by promoting policies that protect their rights, safety, and well-being.

We believe that promoting respectful and inclusive language is a crucial step towards ensuring the human rights and dignity of all individuals, including those engaged in sex work. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely, 

3640 signatures were submitted to the Special Rapporteur on the 31st of January 2024. 

This pettion is now closed for signantures. 

  Full Name Affiliation Email City Country
1 Paba  Deshapriya  The Grassrooted Trust  paba31@gmail.com    
2 Meena  Seshu SWASA South Asia meenaseshu@gmail.com    
3 Aarthi  Pai   aarthi.pai@gmail.com    
4 Alpha Toppo - alphatoppo@yahoo.com   India
5 Nisha Gulur Sex work is WORK, need respectful and dignified life for all sex workers  nishagulur@gmail.com Bengaluru  India
6 Shanti Tiwari Nepal SWASA tiwari5shanti@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
7 सान्ति राई भुर्कि साहसि महिला नेपाल   विराटनगर नेपाल
8 Rajan KC Jagriti Mahila Maha Sangh rajankc.jmms@gmail.com Kathmandu Nepal
9 Bassamma  Vishwakarma NNSW ashakiranayadgir@gmail.com Yadgir  India 
10 Kiran Ramchandra  Deshmukh  Veshya  Annyay Mukti Parishad, Sangli Maharashtra  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
11 Priyanka  Myageri  NNSW  ashakiranayadgir@gmail.com Yadgir  India 
12 Ankita  Doddamani  NNSW ashakiranayadgir@gmail.com Yadgir  India 
13 Bhawana Tamang Hamro sangathan tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
14 Asma  surupura  NNSW  ashakiranayadgir@gmail.com Yadgir  India 
15 Uma  Budathoki From Jagriti Mahila Mahasangh ,Nepal umajmms@gmail.com Kathmandu Nepal
16 Maya Gurav Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
17 Arunita  chamanahalli  NNSW  ashakiranayadgir@gmail.com Yadgir  India 
18 Sangita  Manoji  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
19 Renuka Kale Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com   India
20 Sujata Jadhav  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
21 Renuka  Kamble Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
22 aava kshetri Jaagriti mahila mahasangh aavasms101@gmail.com Kathmandu Nepal
23 Jaya Jadhav  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad Sangli  vampcollective@gmail.com Satara India
24 Ms. Shova Dangol Society For Women Awareness Nepal (SWAN) swan.ncs007@gmail.com Lalitpur Nepal
25 Mahananda Jadhav  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad Sangli  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
26 Sushila Muddenavar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
27 Tayvva Koppad Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
28 Roma Aambekar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
29 Salima Mujawar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
30 Chanda  Vajane Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad Sangli  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
31 Minakshi Kamble  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Miraj India
32 Jayshree  Chavan  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Miraj India
33 Kumudini  Kamble  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Miraj India
34 Subhadra Kamble  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad Sangli  vampcollective@gmail.com Miraj India
35 Kasturi  Kamble  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad Sangli  vampcollective@gmail.com Miraj India
36 Nilwa Tikoti Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
37 palitha bandara I Sign the petition  palithabanda@gmail.com Kurunegala  Sri Lanka
38 Radha  Kamble  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
39 Shanttma Gollar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
40 Bimala Malla Thakuri Mahila Sahayogi samuha mahilasahayogisamuha.2016@gmail.com Itahari Nepal
41 Kashibai Khandare Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
42 Renuka  Terdale  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
43 Kashibai Madar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
44 Ratna Dodmani Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
45 Girija Madar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad Sangli  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
46 Radhi Hetti Independent researcher and co-founder of the Herstories Project Sri Lanka
47 Paru  Dodmani Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad Sangli  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
48 Nilam Dodmani Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
49 Sakuni  Mayadunna Trans Equality Trust sakunimaya2020@gmail.com Kelaniye Sri Lanka
50 Manju  Adhikari  Parijat mahila sangh manjujmms@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
51 Hans Billimoria The Grassrooted Trust  hans@grassrooted.net   Sri Lanka 
52 Bhawana  Rai Jeevan Jyoti Mahila Sangh  jeevanjyotimahilasangh@gmail.com Gowarkhu  Nepal 
53 Tulasi Gaire Ekakrit mahila samuha ekakritmahilasamuhatanahu@gmail.com Tanahun Nepal
54 Parina  Subba Dristi Nepal parina@dristinepal.org.np Kathmandu Nepal
55 prem kumari Pulami magar Nijgadh mahila samuha bara nepal nijgadhmahilasamuha@gmail.com Nijgadh bara  Nepal
56 Rajak Shaikh  Muskan sanstha sangli  muskansansthasangli@gmail.com Sangli India 
57 Muskan Shaikh  Muskan sanstha sangli  muskansansthasangli@gmail.com Sangli India 
58 Vipul  Vhanakate  Muskan sanstha muskansansthasangli@gmail.com Sangali  India 
59 Akashta  Rankhambe  Muskan sanstha sangli  muskansansthasangli@gmail.com Sangli India 
60 Rahul Bhore SANGRAM bhorerahul.sangram@gmail.com Sangli India
61 Sandhya Luitel Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
62 Sita Thapa Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
63 Pabitra Thapamagar Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
64 Mina  Patel Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
65 Babita Yadav Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
66 Nunasa  Kathun Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
67 Rita Patel Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
68 Munni Sunni Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
69 Dr Bharati  Patil NNSW patilbharti219@gmail.com Jalgaon India 
70 Shanti  Shrestha  Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
71 Puja Thapa Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
72 Ishika Lama Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
73 Gita Nepali Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
74 Banisha Karki Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
75 Sangita  Shrestha  Hamro sangathan  tamangbh49@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
76 Sapna  Kamble Sangram Sanstha Sangali Vmmsapana@gmail.com Sangli  India 
77 Bhagawati  Dahal  Mahila Jagaran Samaj  mahilajagaransamajjhapa@gmail.com Damak  Nepal 
78 Ranjana Maske Sangram ranjanasangli.sangram@gmail.com Sangli  Maharashtra India 
79 Sarala Emmanuel Emmanuel Independent   Batticaloa Sri Lanka
80 Preethi  G Sadhana mahila Sangha  nishutha683@gmail.com Bangalore  Karnataka 
81 Preethi  G We want respect  nishutha683@gmail.com Bangalore  Karnataka 
82 Sapana  Kamble  Sangram Sanstha Sangali  vmmsapana@gmail.com Sangli India 
83 सुनीता तंवले सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune Maharashtra India 
84 Geetha M Sadhana Mahila Sangha sadanageetha@gmail.com Bengaluru India
85 Punam  Thakuri  sangharsa Mahila Samuha  sangharsamahilasamuha101@gmail.com Sallaghari  Nepal 
86 Ram Sharan Pudasaini Society For Women Awareness Nepal (SWAN Nepal) Ramsharanpudasaini59@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal 
87 T. pushpavathi T.pushpa Sex worker is work meenaseshu@gmail.com Anantapur  India 
88 Sashwati  Banerjee Point of View     India
89 Lila Magar Society For Women Awareness Nepal (SWAN) Kathmandu Nepal
90 Pema Lama SWAN Nepal   Kathmandu  Nepal
91 Sarita Shrestha  Swan nepal   Lalitpur Nepal 
92 Tanuja Nihal Shipurkar  Shipurkar Mahila Dakshata Samiti, Kolhapur  tanujaship@gmail.com Kolhapur India
93 Shantilal  Kale SANGRAM Sanstha sangram.admn@gmail.com Sangli India
94 Faiyyaj  Nadaf SANGRAM SANSTHA      INDIA
95 Kiran Ashok Banajawad SANGRAM SANSTHA kiranbanajawad@gmail.com Sangli India
96 SHIVAKUMAR Malagouda Thavaj Thabaj SANGRAM SANSTHA  shivakumarthabaj@gmail.com Sangli Indian 
97 AKSHAY SAKAT SANGRAM Sanstha  akshaymeenavasant@gmail.com Sangli India
98 Sanjay  Yamgar Muskan Sanstha Sangli sanjay.sangram1993@gmail.com Sangli India
99 Ranjana Maske Sangram Sanstha  ranjanasangli.sangram@gmail.com Sangli  Maharashtra
100 Awa Cherif ONG HÊRÊ cherifawa18@gmail.com Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
101 उमा साठे Veshya anyay Mukti Parishad Miraj vampmiraj@gamil.com मिरज भारत
102 Payal  Moundekar We are sex worker  moundekarpayal@gmail.com Nagpur  India
103 Ranjana Maske Sangram ranjanasangli.sangram@gmail.com Sangli  Maharashtra
104 Jyoti Rathor Sex work is work   Nagpur India
105 Ranjana Maske Sangram ranjanasangli.sangram@gmail.com Sangli  Maharashtra
106 Pinky Dhanawat Nnsw   Nagpur  India 
107 Basi  Yadgir  Ashakirana CBO  ashakiranayadgir@gmail.com Yadgir  India 
108 Sulabha Howale Sangram Sanstha Sangali  sangramsulabha@gmail.com Sangli  India 
109 Zannat  Husna Country Program Coordinator, SWASA Bangladesh zannathusnaa@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh
110 K santoshi  Rani SANGRAM Sanstha santoshirani@gmail.com Bangalore  India
111 Dr. Ashok  Rau The Freedom Foundation Trust freedomtherapyc1@gmail.com Bangalore  India
112 Gabrielle  Brisbane  Respect Inc.  gabrielle@respectqld.org.au Brisbane  Australia 
113 Nampalli  Neethu Mathroochaya Foundation  neethu.0810@gmail.com Hyderabad  India
114 Bothumani B Bodinayakkanur Annai Pengal Nala Sangam Theni, Tamil Nadu India
115 DIPAK TIKALE SANGRAM Sanstha Sangli dipaktikale.sangram@gmail.com Sangli India
116 Jo Krishnakumar Doctoral Candidate, SOAS University of London  aprilnair1995@gmail.com Hyderabad United Kingdom
117 Shashikant  Mane SANGRAM Sanstha,Sangli shashikant.sangram@gmail.com Sangli India
118 Anas  K Sangama  anas@sangama.org Bangalore  India 
119 Thierry Schaffauser sex worker and trade unionist with STRASS sexworkeractivist@gmail.com Paris France
120 Raviraj Kamble I support for, the petition for "Sex work is work: Demanding respectful and inclusive language for sex workers" ravirajpkamble@gmail.com Kolhapur  India
121 Syed Hafeez  Ur Rahman  I am working with Ashodaya Academy from last 20 years  syed.5296@gmail.com Mysore  India 
122 Marjan Wijers PhD researcher sex worker rights and human rights, boardmember SekswerkExpertise, Dutch platform to advance the rights of sex workers M.wijers@hetnet.nl Utrecht Netherlands
123 Veena.S S NNSW jss.okp@gmail.com BANAGALORE KARNATAKA /INDIA
124 Christina  Daly SANGRAM Sanstha christinad.sangram@gmail.com Bangalore India
125 Deepika  PATEL Sakhi Jyot sangathan  dipikapatel22568@gmail.com Gujarat, , Ahmedabad  India 
126 Marianne Schweizer Member ASPASIE and PROCORÉ, Switzerland  marianne.schweizer@gmail.com Geneva Switzerland 
127 Ashwin Shrestha Nepal SWASA ashwinstha03@gmail.com Kathmandu  Nepal
128 Nalini Sonwane Nalini sonwane  nalinisonwane2020@gmail.com Chandrapur India 
129 Prabhavati  Mule  👍 prabhavati.mule87@gmail.com Pune India 
130 Tejaswi Sevekari Exicutive Director,Saheli Sangh.Pune tejaswisevekari@gmail.com Pune India
Suporter NNSW India
131 Jayshri  Koli Sex worker jayshrikoli29735@gmail.com Miraj 8263933099
132 Mina  Koli  Committee board member for Saheli sangh  Pune  India 
133 Vanita  Mane  Saheli Sangh  vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
134 Ankita  Doddamani  Ashakirana CBO Yadgir Karnataka  ashakiranayadgir@gmail.com Yadgir  India 
135 Jayshri  Chavan Veshya Annya Mukti Parishad Sangli jayshrikoli29735@gmail.com Miraj India 
136 Medha  Deshpande  Administrative Officer  medhasd9@gmail.com Pune  India 
137 Malan  Kumbhar  Saheli board member saheli sangh pune sanghsaheli2021@gmail.com Pune India 
138 Vinutha  A V Sadhana Mahila Sangha  vinutha.svce@gmail.com Bangalore  India
139 Shama  Shinde Saheli sangh board member  sanghsaheli2021@gmail.com Pune Pune
140 Shabanam  Faruki  Saheli sangh staff sanghsaheli2021@gmial.com Pune India 
141 Renuka  Patil Out rich worker. rp9719291@gmail.com Pune  India 
142 Arti  Zodpe  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
143 Maruti Madar Saheli sangh staff members  sanghsaheli2021@gmail.com Pune India 
144 Mina  Dhapse  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
145 Deepa Dandwate  Saheli staff members  sanghsaheli2021@gmail.com Pune  India 
146 Renuka  Zodpe  MJSS and nnsw  mahilajagaruti@yahoo.in Parbhani  India 
147 Shamla  Patil Staff members saheli member sanghsaheli2021@gmail.com Pune India 
148 Chandrakala  Slave  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
149 Rani Kamble  Saheli sangh board member  sanghsaheli2021@gmail.com Pune India 
150 Husen  Shekha  Saheli sangh for Technical Expert liaisoning and partnership sahelisangh@202021gmail.com Pune  India 
151 Pooja  Deshmukh  Saheli sangh staff member sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
152 Vanita Mane Saheli sangh board member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
153 Arti  Zodpe  Nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
154 Priya Kashyap Saheli sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
155 Manoj  Soni Saheli sangh staff members  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
156 Laxmi  Bethke  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
157 Prrma Khandekar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
158 Rohini  Pawar  Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
159 Bebe Bai  Vakode  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
160 Shrrdevi Madar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
161 Vimal  Karande Saheli Sangh  vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
162 Radha  Chahun  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Hingoli  India 
163 Laxmi  Koli Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
164 Mahadevi  Shige Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
165 Priya Kashyab Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
166 Kallappa channappa  Shivasan  Veshya anay mukti parishad    Miraj India 
167 Pooja  Deshmukh Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
168 Lalita  Kumari Sex work is work  jssjharkhand3112@gmail.com Ranchi, Jharkhand  INDIA
169 Kamala  Rai Jeevan Jyoti Mahila Sangh  jeevanjyotimahilasangh@gmail.com Gowarkhu  Nepal 
170 Sunita  More  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
171 Aruna  Bhagvat Saheli sangh for Bord member  sahelisangha@gmail.com Pune  India 
172 Meena Kohli Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
173 Lata Bai  Talukute  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
174 Kallapa Shivasan  Veshya annay mukti parishad  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
175 Rani  Kamre Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
176 Chaya Shinde  Saheli sangh board member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
177 Rohini  Bhadaru  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
178 Minakshi  Kamble Veshya annay mukati VAMP vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
179 Anushaya Bai  Naravade  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
180 Prathima Rohini Rajasekaran (Independent) Writer | Performing Artist rohini.rajasekaran.work@gmail.com Bengaluru  India
181 Shabana Sheikh Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
182 Alimunisha be Khana  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
183 Lakshmi  Pqtil Saheli Sangh  vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
184 Bipna Tamang Saheli sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
185 kumudini  Kamble Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
186 Manisha Shelar Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
187 Hasina Thapa  Saheli sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
188 Shivakka Waghmode Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
189 Sumaiya  Patvekar  Veshya annay mukti parishad VAMP vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
190 Saru Shinde Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
191 Meenakshi  Kamre Saheli sangh  vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
192 Ravina Kamble  Saheli sangh staff members  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
193 Reshma  Pathan Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
194 Kavita  Kamble Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
195 Manisha   Shinde  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
196 Mahfuza Mala Naripokkho mahfuza.mala@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh
197 Kavita Kamble Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
198 Manisha  Tamang Saheli sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
199 Renuka Chauhan Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
200 Mina  Kale MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Hingoli  India 
201 Reshma  Asode Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
202 Sangeeta  Slave  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Hingoli  India 
203 Afzal  Shaikh Saheli sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
204 Amuri Gaien Saheli sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
205 Shyamal  Dasgupta  None shyamal.dasgupta2015@gmail.com Bangalore  India
206 Sarika Chauhan Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
207 Usha  Gadhge  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
208 Anita Chavan Saheli sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
209 Patrabai  Waghmare Veshya annay mukti parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Jat India 
210 Aasha  Kamble  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
211 Asha Bargod  Saheli sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
212 Tahira Shaokh Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
213 Rekha  Avate MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
214 Subhadra  Kengar  Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
215 Babita Gaikwad Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
216 Prem Kumari  Saheli Sangh vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
217 Deepali Kamble Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
218 Kavita  Kamble  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Hingoli  India 
219 Baby Channala Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
220 Tangewa  Ganechari Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
221 Beauti Mondal Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
222 Rowshon  Ara Naripokkho  rowshon2010@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh 
223 Bebi Kamble  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
224 Bebi Khan Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
225 Mumtaz Makandar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
226 Bhisamila Shaikh  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
227 Samia  Afrin Naripokkho  safrin83@gmail.com Dhaka  Bangladesh 
228 Bibi Ansari  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
229 Butey Mulla  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
230 Laxmi  Mali Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
231 Champabai Bangar Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
232 Champabai  Ramppa Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
233 Laxmi   Shinde  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
234 Chandrakala Naik Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
235 Rupali  Jangam Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
236 Chhaya Salvi Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
237 Gangaa Bai  Dhogare  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
238 Devaki Sunnadmani Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
239 Kiran  Deshmukh  N N S W kirandeshmukh233@gmail.com Sangli India
240 Dhondabai Sakkargi Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
241 Shobha  Jadhav  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
242 Dipali Pal Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
243 Paru Bai  Jadhav  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
244 Rani Vare Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
245 नन्दनि राजवंशी साहसि महिला नेपाल   विराटनगर नेपाल
246 Dooupadi Chalawadi Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
247 Sheela Dodmani Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
248 Vimal  Vaghmare  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
249 सुनीता कदम सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune Maharashtra
250 Fajlima Khatun Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
251 Vajanta  Kamble Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vajantakamble@gmail.com Miraj India 
252 Sunita Bote Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
253 Fatema Bibi  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
254 Pooja  Kamble  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
255 राजश्री गोडाने सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
256 Gangubai Onkate Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
257 Gangubai  Dhinde Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
258 Usha Patil  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
259 Gaurava  Dadalkkapol Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
260 Sangita  Nadvinmani Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
261 Gauri Adagale Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
262 Savita  Shinde  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
263 पूजा असबे सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
264 Geeta Dhadake Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
265 Mangal  Bhosale Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
266 Girija Gaikwad  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
267 Jenn Clamen Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform contact@sexworklawreform.com Canada Canada
268 अर्जुन शहारे सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
269 Gavalan  Nadvade  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Hingoli  India 
270 Ranjana  Jankar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
271 Sandra Wesley Stella, l'amie de Maimie direction@chezstella.org Montreal Canada
272 Gita  Das Naripokkho naripokkho@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh
273 Jahanara  Khatun  Naripokkho  naripokkho@gmail.com Dhaka  Bangladesh 
274 Gita Dodmani Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
275 प्रतिभा चव्हाण Veshya Anya Mukti Parishad vampmiraj@gamil.com मिरज भारत
276 Gomadi Shetty  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
277 Latabai  Waghmare  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
278 Gori Jain Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
279 सरिता राजवंशी साहसि महिला नेपाल विराटनगर विराटनगर नेपाल
280 Gyaani  Tamang Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
281 Upashna  Jadhav  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
282 Vaishali  Khatal  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
283 Gayabai Hanmante Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
284 सुनीता रायकर सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
285 Asha Madar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
286 Gangaa Bai  Ubale  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Hingoli  India 
287 Hanumavva Madar Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
288 शशिकला मांजरे सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
289 Hasina Devi  Gawada Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
290 Pooja Gollar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
291 Gaya Bai  Tekule MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
292 Hasina  Shaikh Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
293 रेणुका राठोड सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
294 Jameli Bibi Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
295 Mala Pujari  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
296 पूजा पाटील सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
297 Sadhana  Asulkar Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
298 Chaya bai Vakode  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
299 ඓරාන්ගනී සිල්වා ප්‍රජා දිරිය පදනම   පුත්තලම ශ්‍රී ලංකාව
300 सुलभा होवाळे विद्रोही महिला मंच (संग्राम संस्थासांगली) sangramsulbha@gmail.com सांगली भारत
301 Padma  Koli Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
302 Kavasha tai Naravade  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
303 गवरी गुरव गुरव सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
304 Shubangi Shtti Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
305 Bimala  Gurung nanigrg035@gmail.com nanigrg035@gmail.com Pokhara Nepal
306 Jaya Shetty  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
307 Soumitra  Kamble  MJSS and nnsw  artizodpe123@gmail.com Parbhani  India 
308 Jaya Shetty  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune India 
309 Renuka  Parlanke Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
310 Jayanti  Shetti  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
311 आरती जाधव Veshya anyay Mukti Parishad Mirajvampmiraj@gamil.com vanitam899@gmali.com मिरज भारत
312 Sabwa Aivale Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
313 Jina Tamang  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
314 Rukma Vhasmani Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
315 रेखा मोटे Veshya anyay Mukti Parishad Miraj vanitam899@gmali.com मिरज भारत
316 Jubeda  Shaikh  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
317 Jyoti  Kanapur Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
318 Rajani Sharma  Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
319 Jyoti  Mane Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
320 मन्जु राजवंशी साहसि महिला नेपालमाेरङ   विराटनगर नेपाल
321 Kajal Kanchawala Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
322 Geeta Mane Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
323 Kaleaisevi Shaikh  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
324 Aarti  Galve Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
325 Kamla  Lama Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
326 Savitri Keraba Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
327 Kamla  Rathod Sah sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
328 मन्जु राजवंशी साहसि महिला नेपालमाेरङ   विराटनगर नेपाल
329 Kamla  Vishvakarma  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
330 Dilshad Pathan Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
331 यसाेदा चाेधरि साहसि महिला नेपाल   विराटनगर नेपाल
332 Kamli Tamang Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
333 काेपिला श्रेष्ठ साहसिमहिल नेपाल   धनकुटा नेपाल
334 Shalan Ai vale Veshya Annyay Mukti Parishad  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
335 Kancchi Tamang  Saheli Sangh member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
336 सुस्मिता चाेधरि साहसि महिला नेपाल   झुम्का नेपाल
337 मंगल कांबळे सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
338 Vlipul Vhankate Muskan Sanstha  vampcollective@gmail.com Sangli India
339 Kathleen Pyke Stepping Stone Association  kathleen.pyke@steppingstonens.ca Halifax Canada
340 Vibha Deshpande Saheli Sangh Punr vibhadeshpande1968@gmail.com Pune India
341 कस्तुरी कांबळे सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
342 Mahadevi  Madar Saheli Sangh board member  sahelisangh@gmail.com Pune  India 
343 सरोजा शेख सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
344 लक्ष्मी काची सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
345 बानू शेख सहेली संघ vanitam899@gmali.com Pune  Maharashtra
346 सुनिता खांडेकर Veshya anyay Mukti Parishad Miraj vampmiraj@gamil.com मिरज भारत
347 दिपाली बोधगीरी Veshya anyay Mukti Parishad Miraj vampmiraj@gamil.com मिरज भारत
348 Kara Gillies Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform karagillies@rogers.com Toronto  Canada
349 Gavrawa  Birade  Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
350 Muttawa  Madar Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
351 Jotasna  Kahndekar Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  jotshana@gmail.com Miraj India 
352 Shama Nishandar  Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  shama@gmail.com Miraj India 
353 Sarika Waghe  Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
354 Kalavati  Hosmani  Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
355 Shobha Mang  Veshya annay mukati Parishad VAMP  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India 
356 Deepa  Dandavate  Saheli and New Network of Sex Workers  deepadandavate@gmail.com Pune India
357 Vidya Tilak Saheli and NNSW dadatilak@gmail.com Pune India
358 Mallu Kumbar  Kumbar    malappaks@gmail.com Bangalore  India 
359 Madhavi Palkar Saheli and NNSW ovenbox1123@gmail.com Pune India
360 Faruq Faisel Executive Director ffaisel@web.net Dhaka Bangladesh 
Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
361 MATHEW Mattam Maharashtra Social Forum matthewmattam@gmail.com Pune India
362 Sheepa  Hafiza I sincerely believe that promoting respectful and inclusive language is a crucial step towards ensuring the human rights and dignity of all individuals, including those engaged in sex work. sheepa.h@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh
363 Joya  Sikder  Joya Sikder  joyasikder@yahoo.com Dhaka  Bangladesh 
364 Shakun M  Doundiyakhed  Gamana Mahila Samuha, Bangalore, Advisory board member, Sadhana Mahila Sangha, a collective of sex workers, in Bangalore, India,  supporter of NNSW, India smohini0@gmail.com Bangalore INDIA
365 Nikhat  Parveen Jwala Shakti Samuh jssjharkhand3112@gmail.com Ranchi, Jharkhand INDIA
366 Tara Devi Jwala Shakti Samuh jssjharkhand3112@gmail.com Gumla, Jharkhand INDIA
367 Prabha  Tirky Jwala Shakti Samuh jssjharkhand3112@gmail.com Gumla, Jharkhand INDIA
368 Sweta Lakra Jwala Shakti Samuh jssjharkhand3112@gmail.com Ranchi, Jharkhand INDIA
369 Lalmuni  Devi Jwala Shakti Samuh jssjharkhand3112@gmail.com Palamu, Jharkhand INDIA
370 Lili  Devi Jwala Shakti Samuh jssjharkhand3112@gmail.com Ranchi, Jharkhand INDIA
371 Payal Kumari Jwala Shakti Samuh jssjharkhand3112@gmail.com Ranchi, Jharkhand INDIA
372 Sandra Ka Hon Chu HIV Legal Network schu@hivlegalnetwork.ca   Canada
373 Gita Das Agreed on the petition,  gdas.naripokkho@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh 
374 Kamrun Nahar  Advocate n.kamrun@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh 
375 Supriya Lopez Pillai Hidden Leaf Foundation, Executive Director and Board Member pillai.supriya@gmail.com Oakland, California USA
376 Cristine Sardina Desiree Alliance  director@desireealliance.org   USA
377 Rina  Roy Naripokkho rinaroy1959@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh
378 Amita  Dey deyamita56@gmail.com deyamita56@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh
379 Anand Bala In solidarity  balasubramanyan@gmail.com Bangalore  India
380 Warda Ashraf Naripokkho wardaashf@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh
381 Firdous Azim Naripokkho azim.firdous02@gmail.com Dhaka  Bangladesh 
382 Mylène Juste Collective of sexworkers mylene.saint.denis.collectif@gmail.com Paris France
383 Teenasai Balamu Independent  grapeguitarbox@gmail.com   India
384 Subhadra Kengar Veshya Anyay Mukti Parishd Sangli  vampmiraj@gmail.com Miraj India
385 Nadia  van der Linde Prostitution Information Center  ntvanderlinde@gmail.com Amsterdam  Netherlands
386 Ferdousi Akhter  Naripokkho ferdousi1970.naripokkho@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh 
387 Hasina Begum yes hasina.begum.nahid@gmail.com Dhaka Bangladesh
388 Rita Das Roy  Roy Naripokkho,  Bangladesh  ritadasroy@gmail.com Dhaka  Bangladesh 
389 Jessica  Dorward Yukon Statis of Women Council jess.dorward@yswc.ca Whitehorse Canada
390 बिमला कोइराला महिला जागरण   दमक नेपाल
391