Finding a sex worker-affirmative therapist Due to the stigma of sex work, sex workers can be vulnerable to microaggressions, minority stress and may experience discrimination when they access basic services, like healthcare or therapy. As such, this guide is intended to help people with sex work experience in finding a mental health professional that approaches sex [...]
Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2015 Title: Sex Work and Labour Authors: Asijiki Coalition to Decriminalize Sex work In South Africa (Capetow) Challenges sex workers face are almost always the result of criminalization, abusive working conditions and the setting of sex work (where it takes place). These challenges can be addressed by changing in the laws around sex [...]
Download this resource: Fact Sheet | Minority Stress & Sex Work (pdf) Year: 2017 Title: Minority Stress and Sex Work - Understanding stress and internalized stigma Authors: SWOP-USA (Katie Bloomquist) This fact sheet discusses the concept of minority stress--chronically high levels of stress faced by members of stigmatized minority groups--as it relates to sex workers. It [...]
Download this resource: Fact Sheet | ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CONDUCTING SEX WORK RESEARCH (pdf) Year: 2017 Title: Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sex Worker Research Authors: SWOP-USA (Katie Bloomquist) As sex work research becomes more common to study in the social science fields, it is important for SWOP-USA to maintain a clear stance on ethical standards and guidelines, [...]
Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2016 Title: How to Be an Ally Authors: SWOP-USA and SWOP-Chicago This fact sheet, adapted from a fact sheet collectively developed by SWOP-Chicago members, gives an overview of how private individuals, helping professionals, and institutions can be better allies to sex workers.
Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2016 Title: Celebrating Pride - Intersections between the GLBTQ and Sex Work Community Authors: SWOP-USA This fact sheet discusses the intersection between sex work and the LGBTQ community, including common issues affecting LGBTQ sex workers. Developed as a GLBT Pride Handout in June, 2016, this is a great resource to add to [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]