Statement of Clarification and Apology

We refer to the article “More sex workers abused by customers but fear reporting crimes” (The New Paper, 10th June 2019). We deeply regret providing a quote about an incident that allegedly happened two years ago. Those allegations were brought to the Internal Affairs Office of the Singapore Police Force, and we understand that a […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mandarin Linguist – Yingshu

I am Yingshu, a Mandarin teacher at a university in Singapore. I have been volunteering for Project X for over six months. Last year, I decided that since my work and life are relatively stable, it is finally time to step up and help others. I initially considered working with children, but then, came across […]

$15,000 Agent Fees to Work Illegally as a Sex Worker in Singapore

Vietnamese women, Linda and Tania used to do sex work in the same area together in Singapore. One day, Linda told Tania that there’s an opportunity to work for longer periods of time in Singapore as a sex worker, as opposed to just working for one month at a time on the social visit pass. […]

Engagement with the United Nations’ (UN) Human Rights Mechanism

From the 13th to 14th of November 2018, training regarding the Engagement with the United Nations’ (UN) Human Rights Mechanism was organised and held in Bangkok, Thailand. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the training organised by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office for South-East Asia, […]

Elise’s Story: Cheated, Cuffed, Detained

At Project X, we rarely see happy endings. Many cases brought to our attention feature injustice and abuse against the sex workers who approach us, with little institutional recourse available. However, we happily closed 2018 with a successful case!   Elise is transgender woman who was engaged in private escort work to provide for her […]

Regional Training on Using CEDAW to Advance the Rights of Sex Workers

The Regional Training on Using CEDAW to Advance the Rights of Sex Workers, jointly organised by the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW), Empower Foundation, and the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP) was held in Chiang Mai from 17 to 20 December, 2018. Sex workers’ rights activists came from 12 organisations […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Male Sex Worker Correspondent – Dion Chan

Project X has been around for 10 years, and our effectiveness has been based on various factors. Most of what we have achieved as an organization would not have been possible if it were not for our team of dedicated, and talented volunteers. They have devoted their time and energy to assist us, and their […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Vietnamese Case Worker – Small Mai

Project X has been around for 10 years, and our effectiveness has been based on various factors. Most of what we have achieved as an organization would not have been possible if it were not for our team of dedicated, and talented volunteers. They have devoted their time and energy to assist us, and their […]

Project X Submits Recommendations to the Penal Code Review

The Government announced in 2016 that it had intentions to undertake substantive reform of our criminal laws, to ensure that they remain relevant and up-to-date. A Penal Code Review Committee was convened by Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Law in July 2016, and in August 2018, they released a 500-page report on the […]

Sherry goes to Cambodia!

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) exists to uphold the voice of sex workers globally and connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers. NSWP is a membership organization. Our members are local, national or regional sex worker-led organizations and networks across five regions: Africa, Asia and […]