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Requests for Research Partnerships


First things first: 9 times out of 10, when you approach a sex worker organization with the intent of studying them, you are not helping them. You are helping yourself. The completion of your research, alone, is not “helping” sex workers.

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SWOP receives many requests from researchers. We appreciate your interest and your desire to understand the work that we do, and the experiences of those who use our services. Objective, ethical and well-planned research into the NSW sex industry can indeed be useful to our work.

SWOP’s priority is improving the health of all sex workers in NSW, and improving the protection of their human rights. We are an under-resourced organisation with a finite capacity to achieve these goals. 

All research requests must clearly demonstrate to the satisfaction of SWOP that the research will be of direct benefit to NSW sex workers.

Due to the sheer volume of researchers approaching SWOP, we are unable to grant all requests, even from those who work in or have worked in the sex industry.