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.

We hope to see you at the festival!


Tickets for the conference weekend are available here. Tickets for other events will be available soon.

The schedule for the festival including detailed information about the conference is available here.

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

Information on venues and accessibility is available here.

If you would like to donate to SWARM in order to help make this festival and sex worker rights organising possible you can do that here!


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

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.