"We, Made of Bone" by Mahtem Shiferraw
NYC #IWD2019 TWO EVENTS Fri 5/31 FRIDAY PM @mehanata #mehanatabulgarianbar SUNDAY DAY Lorimer and Diggs #McCarrenPark is a public park in Brooklyn, New York City. It is located in both Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Greenpoint, Brooklyn and is bordered by Nassau Avenue, Bayard Street, Lorimer Street and North 12th Street. #decrimnow #makeallwomensafe #strongertogether #sexworkersagainstsextrafficking #sexworker #sexworkers … Continue reading Whores Day Weekend NYC
SUGAR TV Party International Whores Day NYC 5/31/2019 Mahanata 113 Ludlow 11 P - 4 A Nominal donation at door to support DECRIM
NSWP dot org on International Whores Day: On 2 June 1975, approximately 100 sex workers occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, to express their anger about their criminalised and exploitative living conditions. On 10 June at 5 o'clock the Church was brutally raided by police forces. This action sparked a national movement, and the day is now celebrated in Europe and around the world.
CA Senate Bill 233 prohibits the arrest of people involved in sex work when they come forward as a witness or victim of specified violent and serious crimes, as well as prohibiting use of condoms as evidence of sex work. San Francisco – Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation to protect sex workers from arrest … Continue reading We Applaud SF (D) Scott Weiner: CA SB 233
Torturing Sex Workers, with Melanie Dante: Ken’s guest is Melanie Dante, a self-identified active consensual adult sex worker, discussing various issues surrounding the sex trades, badly needed decriminalization, and holes in the law that create “viminals”, i.e., making criminals out of victims of sexual abuse.
The Good News - California Senate Passes Bill to Advance Sex Worker’s Rights and Safety! Sacramento, CA – The California Senate passed SB 233 (Wiener), taking a historic step towards improving the health and safety of individuals involved in the sex trade. SB 233 provides immunity from arrest for individuals engaged in sex work when … Continue reading SWOP Behind Bars Legislative Update
Save The Date: Saturday June 1st Noon-3:00pm International Whore’s Day Rally Observed At the California State Democratic Party’s Convention in San Francisco
Support: Amending PA SB 337 To Protect Sex Workers & Survivors
The fate of Jordan Flaherty‘s story about Project ROSE (Reaching Out to the Sexually Exploited) is a great opportunity to look at what happens when a journalist tries to show the public the whole story but is met with resistance from his employer. - Tits & Sass
Two straightforward reforms are needed to make the insurance industry a positive force instead of a barrier to child sex abuse prevention.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In 2015, an inventory of Florida’s sexual assault kits found that 13,435 kits had never been submitted for analysis. We must: end the backlog on testing rape kits, stop rapists from raping, end rape by police, and stop arresting people for consensual sex. Lawmakers want to help victims of human trafficking, but they can't do that if they refuse to listen to sex workers. SWOP Behind Bars decriminalize-sex-work - Smashcast! - Apr 22nd
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
HIV Criminalization Beyond Non-Disclosure: Advocacy Toolkits on Intersections with Sex Work and Syringe Use, The Center for HIV Law and Policy and National LGBTQ Task Force (2017)
What If I Fall? Poetry by Jacob Ibrag
Photo of trees and sky M Dante
State bill would add adult sex traffickers, customers to Megan’s Law lists. PENN LIVE Chuck Biedka “Sex trafficking is on the rise in Pennsylvania, and state Sen. Kim Ward wants authorities to better keep track of those convicted of the offense. Ward, R-Hempfield, is proposing a change to state law that would require those convicted of the sex trafficking of adults to be added to the Megan’s List of sex offenders in the state.”
Press Release: California enacts historic measure to prioritize safety for sex workers | US PROS Collective 2018
Wonder why many women choose prostitution?
ESPLERP Update for April 2019
SWOP Behind Bars supports Florida House Bill 703 (HB 703) and its counterpart Senate Bill 926 (SB 926) which would greatly expand health education in public schools and repeal the abstinence-only mandate. We also advocate for amending these bills to include human trafficking education instead of passing HB 259/SB 982.
This blog supports a grand jury investigation and indictment of Andrew Mitchell. #justicefordonna
2019-2020 PA SB 60 / HB 12
10 Reasons To Decriminalize
Re: Florida SB 540 dated 3/5/2019; Florida HB 851