The ESPLER Project Summer Happenings

Status of ESPLERP v Gascon: ORAL ARGUMENTS scheduled for OCTOBER in CALI FEDERAL COURT  We would not be this far along without you! Date  TBD. Administration:We are registered with the California State Attorney General’s Charitable Registry. Ironic, I know!  Folsom Street:We are honored to be selected as a supporting beneficiary by Folsom Street Events for 2017. We … Continue reading The ESPLER Project Summer Happenings

PEPFAR 2015 – 2017 

PEPFAR is the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. PEPFAR is the aparatus for U.S. funding for global HIV prevention, treatment and care, and disburses ~5-6 Billion USD in global funding annually. In 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.

Allied in S/W via SWOP Communication - We recommend the US remove anti prostitution language, and support strategies accepted as best practice in anti-trafficking, women’s development, gender equality, and HIV prevention work.

Alaska Action Alert: Help Pass HB 112!

The Community United for Safety and Protection commends Alaska Representative Matt Claman for sponsoring House Bill 112, expanding Alaska’s current sexual assault statute to prohibit police officers from sexually penetrating or having sexual contact with those they are investigating.

Currently, it is only illegal for police to sexually penetrate those who are in their custody.