Today, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, is a great opportunity to inspire funders to speak out in solidarity and to invest more in sex worker rights. Therefore we proudly announce the new research report Funding for sex worker rights – Opportunities for foundations to fund more and better.
Mama Cash has joined efforts with The Red Umbrella Fund and the Open Society Foundations to map global grantmaking for sex worker rights by foundations and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The research identified 56 foundations and NGOs that altogether invested a total of €8 million (US$11 million) in support of sex worker rights in 2013. This may sound like a lot to an individual organisation but it is just a fraction of overall spending on development and human rights.