Red Umbrella Fund: The Creation of a Collaborative Fund by and for Sex Workers

June 2017: Five years after itsstoryofredumbrellafund creation, the Red Umbrella Fund publishes part of its history. This report brings out the energy, commitment, and courage of the people involved in setting up this pioneering funding mechanism for sex workers.

Starting with a meeting on sex work and trafficking in 2008, the story highlights perspectives and experiences from sex workers and funders involved in the process up to 2012 when the Fund was officially launched.

Discover how the sex workers activists and funders overcame their differences and worked to build common understanding and consensus. Find out what key ingredients to success have been identified.