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.
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.
Moment of Truth June 2020: This is a moment of reckoning. The murder of George Floyd broke the collective heart of this country, and now, finally, millions of people are saying their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery - an endless list of Black Lives stolen at the hands and knees of … Continue reading MOMENT of TRUTH
Special thanks to legal intern Ross Ufberg, who was lead author of this post.A group of organizations and individuals are continuing their fight to overturn the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, known as FOSTA, arguing that the law violates the Constitution. — Read on http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/plaintiffs-continue-effort-overturn-fosta-one-broadest-internet-censorship-laws A group of organizations and … Continue reading Plaintiffs Continue Effort to Overturn FOSTA, One of the Broadest Internet Censorship Laws | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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As attorney general, Harris was also active in leading the charge against Backpage.com, a website that hosted classifieds ads and was used by many escorts — and, according to sex workers, a platform that was used as a resource for vetting clients and keeping themselves safe. In 2016, she filed numerous charges against the owners of the site, including money laundering, pimping, and conspiracy to commit pimping. Her argument was that it was a hub for sex trafficking, with some of the victims being children, even though the site was far more often used by escorts doing consensual sex work.