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Fact Sheet: Sex Work and Labour

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Fact Sheet: Sex Work and Labour

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 [...]

Research Summary: The Cook County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Response Team: A Law Enforcement Model

May 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Research Summary: The Cook County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Response Team: A Law Enforcement Model

Full Article | Research Summary (.pdf) Year: 2012 Title: The Cook County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Response Team: A Law Enforcement Model Authors: Jody Rafael and Lindsey LaPointe For the last 10 years, law enforcement jurisdictions [...]

HIRING: Communications Director [Deadline May 14]

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on HIRING: Communications Director [Deadline May 14]

POSITION: Communications Director DEADLINE: May 14th, 2017 TO APPLY: Please submit to: katie@swopusa.org The completed application form: Link to Application Form Here ONE writing sample: preferably sex work-related, and preferably a piece of writing that [...]

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Tuesday,  April 18 was National Transgender HIV Testing Day. Organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, the day is "designed to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus [...]

Research Summary: The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Research Summary: The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors

Full Article | Research Summary (.pdf) Year: 2017 Title: The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors Authors: Eric Sprankle, Katie Bloomquist, Cody Butcher, Neil Gleason & Zoe [...]

The American Health Care Act: Community Briefing for Sex Workers

March 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on The American Health Care Act: Community Briefing for Sex Workers

SWOP USA would like to keep our community informed on major pieces that would have an impact on their lives. Currently, there are many pieces of information floating around regarding the Republicans’ newly proposed healthcare [...]

Red Umbrellas in a Southern Sea of Pink

March 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Red Umbrellas in a Southern Sea of Pink

© 2017 Stella Zine The red umbrella is an international symbol for sex worker human rights. I was a stripper in Atlanta for 10 years. I danced at many clubs in Atlanta from the late [...]

Justice for Gigi Thomas – Court Date February 27

February 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Justice for Gigi Thomas – Court Date February 27

Our friend, GiGi Marie Thomas, will be going into court this Monday, February 27th with support from the trans, sex worker, and faith-based communities she has touched over decades. As GiGi faces trial, we ask [...]

Webinar: How to Run Meetings for Grassroots Organizers!

February 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Webinar: How to Run Meetings for Grassroots Organizers!

Date: Wednesday, February 22 - 8PM EST | 7PM CST | 5PM PST Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTcat03d_0E As social justice activists and organizers, we spend a lot of time in meetings, time that can feel tedious, [...]

Fact Sheet: Minority Stress and Sex Work – Understanding stress and internalized stigma

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Fact Sheet: Minority Stress and Sex Work – Understanding stress and internalized stigma

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 [...]

Fact Sheet: Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sex Worker Research

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Fact Sheet: Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sex Worker Research

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 [...]

What’s With the Red Umbrella? A Brief History, and a Call for Red Umbrella Stories!

February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on What’s With the Red Umbrella? A Brief History, and a Call for Red Umbrella Stories!

by Katherine Koster Recently, our networks were discussing the Women's March and who would be taking part and whether or not to take part. A SWOP Chapter leader asked "Are red umbrella's welcomed? If red [...]