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Presidential candidates clarify your position! espu-press-release-June-27-2019
ESPLERP Update for April 2019
M. Dante explains why she supports ESPLERP v Gascon.
Wendelijn Vollbehr is a sociology graduate of the VU University of Amsterdam. For her masterthesis she conducted qualitative research on sex worker-led organizations in collaboration with the Red Umbrella Fund. Her research interests are human rights, especially minority rights, marginalization and empowerment.
ESPLERP Update for July 2017 Status of the court case: Great news!! The Ninth Circuit has informed our attorneys that oral arguments are slated for October 2017. It looks like the specific date will be between October 10th and 20th, with the exact date being set no later than early August. Our lawyers say that they … Continue reading ESPLERP Update July 2017
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 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.
Justice Makes Us Safer. "I believe we need to fundamentally change the current culture within the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. More of the same won’t achieve real justice for victims and other people caught up in our city's criminal justice system.” — Lawrence Krasner
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.