A Decriminalised Future: Sex Workers' Festival of Resistance



A Decriminalised Future: Sex Workers' Festival of Resistance is a festival of panels, workshops, art, films and discussion for sex workers and our allies. It features a two day public conference on the 18th and 19th of May discussing a wide range of topics that impact on sex workers, and that connect and intersect with sex worker rights organising.

This festival is planned as a celebration of 10 years of SWARM (formerly SWOU) activist organising. It is an opportunity for us to reflect on our history and our achievements and come together to honour the many years of work that have gone into building the SWARM collective. It is also an occasion for us to continue building, renewing and discovering the connections and bonds we have with other social, labour and movement struggles.

Whether we’re in deep discussion or on the dance floor, SWARM are committed to advocating for the rights of sex workers everywhere and supporting the struggle for collective liberation.


Tickets for the Weekend Conference are available here.

Tickets for the Saturday Night Party are available here.

Tickets for the Film Screening are available here.


Head over to our festival schedule page to check out detailed information about the conference and speakers and the line-up for the party. More information on venues and accessibility is available here, email us if you have any questions or specific needs.

Please make sure to take the time to read our safer spaces policy for the festival.

If you require childcare in order to attend the festival, please get in touch!

If you have any other questions please feel free to email us at conference@swarmcollective.org.

All donations to SWARM support sex worker rights organising and help us to make this festival possible. Keep up to date on conference news by following us on twitter @SexWorkHive or clicking attending on the facebook event.

If you would like to download the poster and distribute it in your networks you can do so by clicking here.