Print Version - Statement in Support of Amnesty International Sex Work Policy Media Contact Katherine Koster Communications Director - SWOP-USA email@example.com | 877-776-2004 x. 2 [5/26/2016 - For Immediate Release] Sex Workers Outreach Project [SWOP-USA] applauds the release of Amnesty International’s (AI) final policy promoting the decriminalization of adult, consensual sex work. AI’s finalized policy [...]
Print Version (.pdf) Sex worker and cis and trans women of color-led anti-violence organizations recently issued a statement opposing California SB 1110. SWOP-USA shares many of the concerns regarding SB 1110, which as written, corrupts many of the core tenants of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). However, we support LEAD as implemented in Seattle and wish [...]
We invite anyone who shares our goal of fighting intersectional issues individuals involved in the sex trade face and who would like to help build one of the most important national groups working for human rights to apply to join the board of directors. As a board member, you would be asked to: — Join a [...]
Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2016 Title: HIV & Sex Work Authors: SWOP-USA and Desiree Alliance Sex workers are recognized by the World Health Organization, along with other major health and human rights organizations, as one of four key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. They are not recognized as a key population in the United [...]
On May 5, 2016 Lonnie David Franklin Jr., a former Los Angeles sanitation worker, was found guilty for the murder of 10 young Black women and the attempted murder of one survivor. Known as the Grim Sleeper, the murders Franklin was convicted of span from 1985 to 2007: – Debra Jackson, 29, body discovered August 10, [...]
We regret to announce that due to unforeseen events, we are rescheduling the webinar. We will be posting more information shortly once a new date is set. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to have a new date confirmed by the end of next week. Thank you for your patience and our apologies!! We look [...]
RESCHEDULED | Register Now Learn basic community organizing strategies for promoting effective legislation in your city, state, or nation! As this past legislative season illustrated, state governments continue to to introduce and pass laws related to sex work and sex trafficking. Often these bills conflate the two and put sex workers at danger of arrest, civil [...]
Happy Mother’s Day to all the sex worker mamas & mothers of sex workers! For all the sex worker moms out there, we know many of you do the work you do not despite, but rather for your kids. You choose the work you do because of the flexible schedule that gives you more time with [...]
Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2016 Title: Explaining Sex Worker Rights Authors: SWOP-USA This fact sheet provides a conceptual overview of what sex worker rights are, in the U.S. and around the world. It also gives an overview of the main human rights abuses sex workers face.
Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2016 Title: Explaining Sex Worker Rights and Regulations Authors: SWOP-USA This fact sheet provides an overview of human rights abuses affecting sex workers, in the U.S. and globally, as well as an overview of legal regulatory models for sex work.