SWOP Behind Bars offers scholarships for incarcerated sex workers to study a broad range of subjects via correspondence courses, including paralegal and accounting. In 2016 we awarded three scholarships. By 2019 that number had risen to 20! Each program costs approximately $900, which includes all study materials, books and testing. You can donate to help cover these costs and your donation is tax deductible!
Sex Workers Outreach Project- USA is a national grassroots network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education, community building, and advocacy. In 2016, SWOP Behind Bars was founded to carry this mission further; to currently and formerly incarcerated sex workers.
David Block has numerous articles published on disability, and also the dangers sex workers face. He is a Temple University graduate.
The Coronavirus is a Disaster for Sex Workers – April 24, 2020 PRESS RELEASE The Coronavirus is a Disaster for Sex Workers – We Need Resources! Contact: US PROStitutes Collective email@example.com Thousands of families in the US rely on the income from sex work to survive and have been thrown into a crisis by the coronavirus.
Sex workers have been fighting for decriminalization for generations. Now politicians are starting to listen. Anna North John Locher/AP
For Mind to know the Real, it must enter a body. Therein it will revel in pleasure, and strive, and suffer, and die. Here you are, piloting a doomed craft on a river of glory
Sex Workers Applaud Vote By California Assembly For Passing SB233: SB 233 prohibits the arrest for prostitution of people who witness or are a victim of specified violent and serious crimes, and prohibits the use of condoms as evidence of sex work.
"We, Made of Bone" by Mahtem Shiferraw
Transportation Poetry by Janet Fishman, Painting by Philip Zuchman, Image Collage by Ms. Dante, Image of Ms. Dante also by Janet Fishman, at a Salon arranged by Deb Zuchman Philadelphia April 14th 2019
Author and Whore, Maggie will be joined by Triple-X Secretary Kerry Porth and New Democratic Party candidate Sven Robinson will host a panel discussion following the film. The War on the Whores is a feature-length documentary that exposes the harms and waste of America’s escalating crackdown on sex work which masquerades as fighting sex trafficking and rescuing vulnerable women and girls caught up in sexual exploitation.
One op editorial. Two totally different opinions. Posted below: Project SAFE's Aisha Mohammed's January op ed in Philly dot com, and Villa Nova's Legal Fellow Shea Rhodes discussing the op ed from an abolitionist perspective. Compare / Contrast. For those of us defined as youth survivors and adult sex workers we are caught between these radical extremes. As the PA motto goes its seems that No: both can’t survive!
JAN 10 • Thank you so much for your fair and balanced coverage of the 15th Annual IDTEVASW. Since 2012 SWOP and SAFE have strived to stand up and speak out in Philly on issues specific to stigma and gratuitous violence against sex workers. Folks are always amazed at how hard and painful this event is to do, yet in the end how truly blessed we are to be able to come together to do it. Many households in most areas of Greater Philadelphia, if not all of PA, are touched somehow by this issue. Talking about sex work and prostitution is hard. Living in shame and silence is harder. D/17 is not fun, though it is full of love. Truly. We are here because we have been there, and we care. Our voice is their voice. Thank you for covering the memorial. Words cannot even express the gratitude I feel right now. Philly is proving we got LOVE!
(C) Sarah Doughty Kerosene “I didn’t know who I would be. But I think I know now. I was meant to survive.”
An international online campaign will take place from November 17th to 19th to collect donations for the Corona Emergency Aid Funds for sex workers all over the world. Please share the campaign on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. In Germany and around the world, sex worker groups and organizations have built up Corona emergency funds over … Continue reading International Fundraiser 11/17-11/19
In the run-up to the presidential election, leading sex worker rights advocates are trying to anticipate the impact of either candidate’s win—and it’s the possibility of a Biden presidency that elicits both deep concern and cautious optimism. While most of the advocates I spoke with strongly favored Biden over Trump as a candidate, none considered … Continue reading What a Biden Win Means for Sex Workers
Sex Worker Rights Groups have told the United Nations how the U.S. violates human rights: now the world is watching
2003: PEPFAR added an “Anti-prostitution Loyalty Oath” to grantee contracts. The devastating effects of the anti-prostitution oath annihilated agencies that depended on the funding to sustain their operations, and more importantly, excluded vulnerable populations in need. 2017: The oath continues to harm the global fight against HIV and AIDS. U.S. sex worker rights organizations collectively and vehemently oppose the current restrictions.
Please join the Count Me In! consortium, the Kingdom of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Global Network of Sex Work Project for this important discussion!
.Paralegal and Accounting Scholarships for incarcerated Sex Workers will be distributed on December 17, 2020 We have distributed more than 60 scholarships since 2016 and ALL of our scholarship recipients have completed their courses successfully. This year we will be granting advanced scholarships for 10 of our previous recipients so they can continue their educational … Continue reading SWOP Behind Bars
Sex Workers Recognised As 'Women At Work': National Human Rights Commission by palak agrawal : The commission issued an 11-page advisory titled 'Human Rights Advisory on rights of Women Context of COVID-19', listing the recommendations for sex workers under the women at work section.
Join Penelope Saunders (BPPP), Monica Jones (the Outlaw Project), NJRUA, the Black Sex Worker Collective, and Cris Sardina (Desiree Alliance) to learn about what recommendations our communities would like to see made by the international community when the US is held accountable by the United Nations later on this year.