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{Call to Action/Press Release} SWOP-USA stands in direct opposition of disguised internet censorship bill SESTA, S. 1963. Call your state representatives and tell them to fight!

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on {Call to Action/Press Release} SWOP-USA stands in direct opposition of disguised internet censorship bill SESTA, S. 1963. Call your state representatives and tell them to fight!

08/11/17 Contact Briq House: Communications Director, SWOP USA - Briq@swopusa.org Senator Rob Portman has introduced a bill to congress that would be detrimental to Sex Workers, small businesses, and tech giants alike. The Stop Enabling [...]

Public shaming of sex workers increases minority stress and harm

August 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Public shaming of sex workers increases minority stress and harm

Contact: Katie Bloomquist, Vice President, SWOP USA– katie@swopusa.org Another sex worker has been arrested and charged for selling sexual labor in Minnesota. Two years later, a writer at the Star Tribune published an article containing [...]

Statement: Sex workers denounce prison sentence of Rentboy CEO – Judge acknowledged Rentboy “did a lot of good”

August 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Statement: Sex workers denounce prison sentence of Rentboy CEO – Judge acknowledged Rentboy “did a lot of good”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Bloomquist, Vice President, SWOP USA– katie@swopusa.org FORMER CEO OF RENTBOY, JEFF HURANT, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS IN PRISON AND $7500 FINE – DESPITE JUDGE ACKNOWLEDGING RENTBOY CEO AS [...]

Apply for the SWOP-USA Board of Directors!

July 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Apply for the SWOP-USA Board of Directors!

About SWOP USA: Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education [...]

Moral Panic Monthly: Super Bowl Anti Sex-Trafficking Campaign Harms Minnesota Sex Workers

July 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Moral Panic Monthly: Super Bowl Anti Sex-Trafficking Campaign Harms Minnesota Sex Workers

This is the first installment of our coverage of the moral panic surrounding Super Bowl LII set for February 4th, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Under the guise of anti-sex trafficking and safety, Minnesota campaign efforts [...]

Research Summaries: Canada

June 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Research Summaries: Canada

Link to Canada Sex Work Research Summaries Here Year: 2007-Present Title: Gender & Sexual Health Initiative: Research Summaries Authors: Gender & Sexual Health Initiative [GSHI] Do you like SWOP-USA's research summaries? They were inspired by, and [...]

Research Summary: Consequences of Policing Prostitution – An Analysis of Individuals Arrested and Prosecuted in New York City

June 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Research Summary: Consequences of Policing Prostitution – An Analysis of Individuals Arrested and Prosecuted in New York City

Full Article | Research Summary (.pdf)   Year: 2017 Title: Consequences of Policing Prostitution An Analysis of Individuals Arrested and Prosecuted for Commercial Sex in New York City Authors: Just Policy Center Despite public interest [...]

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 [...]