Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Happy Holidays!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00December 25th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

Happy Holidays everybody!! This holiday season, we're grateful for our board members, donors, chapters, volunteers, advocates, and the organizations we work alongside in fighting for sex worker rights. Thanks to everyone, the grassroots sex worker rights movement in the United States is stronger than ever. Sex Workers Outreach Project is also stronger than ever. We've... Been quoted [...]

Arrested for Armed Robbery After Acting in Self-Defense

By |2015-12-25T17:52:22+00:00December 25th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

On October 12, Danielle Guynes agreed to meet a man through Backpage. The man was violent. Two days later, Guynes was arrested and charged with five felonies related to armed robbery as a misdemeanor for prostitution. According to a crowdfunding page organized by her mother, the man has already admitted on stand that he lied about it [...]

Grand Jury Fails to Indict Texas Jail in Sandra Bland Death

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

Sandra Bland was driving through Texas to begin a new job when, on July 10th, she was pulled over during a routine traffic stop by police officer Brian Encinia. The officer ordered Bland to put out her cigarette, then ordered her out of her car, then ordered her to put down her phone, then tried to [...]

[Press Release] International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media Contact: Sex Workers Outreach Project, USA Katherine Koster, Communications Director – December 17th Coordinator katherine@swopusa.org      December 17 – International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Global conferences, vigils, film-screenings, protests, marches and die-ins planned on December 17th to Combat Violence Against Sex Workers   [FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]– On December 17, over 60 [...]

Community Bad Date Alert

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00December 15th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

  There have been a lot of bad dates reports from service providers (including vanilla massage therapists, sensual massage providers, BDSM providers,  and escorts) who advertise online recently. Many of these have involved non-cash payments, fake references, and last minute long-duration out-calls to fairly remote areas. In light of this, we encourage people to: 1.) Be very [...]

Fact Sheet: Sex Work & Sexual Violence

By |2017-05-01T02:57:12+00:00December 4th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Fact Sheets, Print Outs|Tags: , |

Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2015 Title: Sex Work & Sexual Assault: Criminalization, Stigma, and Vulnerability Authors: SWOP-USA Sex workers experience high levels of sexual violence, in the U.S. and globally. they also frequently experience victim blaming, exclusion from victim funds and services, and violence at the hands of police. This fact sheet, Developed for International Day [...]

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Silence is Still Death – Joint Statement on the Exclusion of Sex Workers from the NHAS Strategy Plan

By |2015-12-03T00:59:23+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

On December 1, 2015 World AIDS Day, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy [NHAS] Federal Action Plan was released. Sex work was not mentioned at all in the NHAS Federal Action Plan. It had been mentioned only once in the recently updated National HIV/AIDS National Strategy (NHAS), released in July 2015. Best Practices Policy Project lead drafting of an open letter and [...]

World AIDS Day: End Condoms as Evidence, The Crusade Against Condomless Porn & the Criminalization of HIV!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

  December 1st is World AIDS Day. On World AIDS Day, Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA calls to end mandatory testing and the criminalization of HIV. We also call on the United States to end the practice of using condoms as evidence in prostitution arrests and the criminalization of sex work which increases sex worker vulnerability to HIV. [...]

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