SWOP provides sexual health information and support to people who engage in sex work. We are the leading sex worker organisation in NSW for HIV, STI and Hepatitis C education and prevention.
We run a variety of health promotion programs and provide outreach to sex industry workplaces. We also work with sex industry owners and operators to encourage the acceptance and maintenance of safe sex practices, and other forms of workplace health and safety.
SWOP is a large and important project of ACON.
SWOP provides more than just health information. We have a wide-reaching team of specialists and sex industry peers. This includes female, male and transgender outreach workers; a multicultural team supporting sex workers from non-English speaking backgrounds; a counsellor; and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander outreach worker. All team members outreach to both metro and regional NSW.
SWOP works with NSW sex workers, management and their clients. We endeavour to make our programs and services appropriate for sex workers from a diverse range of backgrounds with particular regard to gender, culture, language and age.
We also work with other people who participate in sex for favours, cash, drugs, clothing, a place to stay, alcohol or anything else, either often, or on occasion. Some of the people we work with may not identify as being part of the sex industry.