About Us

The goal of the Sex Workers of Winnipeg Action Coalition (SWWAC) is to make things safer for sex workers. 

Our mission is to promote the human and labour rights of sex workers.

Our membership includes sex workers, activists, researchers, health care people, and other allies from Winnipeg.

Our vision is to see sex work decriminalized and destigmatized, for everyone to have autonomy over the work they do and their working conditions, and that our group be a space where people learn, grow, and share.

Our beliefs are that initiatives aimed at sex workers must be focused on harm reduction, evidence-based, and directed by sex workers themselves.

Our media of choice are public and formal education, discussions, and art.

SWWAC also supports national efforts by sex workers and their allies to work towards the decriminalization of sex work. We are a proud member of the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform.

We are a cat-loving, awesome bunch who first came together to fight against Bill C-36 in 2014. From 2014 to early-2017 we were known as the Winnipeg Working Group for Sex Workers’ Rights.

What do we believe?

What have we already done?