Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Join Us on Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00November 28th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

December 17 Website | December 17 Resources Folder In the spirit of remembrance and healing, the Sex Workers Outreach Project invites sex workers, allies and advocates from around the world to join us in recognizing December 17, the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers. Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was first recognized [...]

Give Feedback on Scottish Prostitution Law Reform Bill!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

The Scottish Parliament is currently carrying out a consultation on decriminalization of sex work, lead by MSP Jean Urqhart. Urqhart has introduced a proposal for a Bill to decriminalise activities associated with the buying and selling of sexual services and to strengthen the laws against coercion in the sex industry. To learn more about the bill, click [...]

New Resource: Health Guide for Adult Film Performers

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

As an adult film performer, YOU are the #1 advocate for your health. In the industry, you may be faced with situations that put your health at risk. We’ve gathered some tips you can use to empower yourself to make the most informed decisions for your health--both on and off-set. Adult Film Performer Health Guide You can [...]

PEPFAR Consultation – Urgent Feedback from Sex Worker Stakeholders Needed!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

 By  M. Dante - Sex Workers Outreach Project-Philadelphia | Derek Demeri & Janet Duran - New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance | Cris Sardinia - Desiree Alliance | Katherine Koster - Sex Workers Outreach Project | Penelope Saunders - Best Practices Policy Project   Printable Version (.pdf)   Through November 19, 2015 [5PM EST], PEPFAR is soliciting civil society feedback on its Draft [...]

Trans Day of Remembrance Statement & Fact Sheet

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Events|

  Printable TDOR Fact Sheet | Printable TDOR Statement | TDOR Event Locations   On November 20, Sex Workers Outreach Project will join trans communities in recognizing Trans Day of Remembrance. The Day of Remembrance began in 1998 in Boston, as the trans community mobilized around the murder of activist and advocate Rita Hestler. The vigils and speakouts held [...]

Call for Submissions: Working It! Magazine

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

  Sharing a call for submissions for Working It! - an art-activism quarterly edited by SWOP PDX member, Red! Working It - Winter 2015 Call for Submissions   'ZINE WEBSITE   ***Especially especially looking for submissions by workers of color and trans worker.***   THEME: Stigma and Violence: Violence enshrined in law, socially sanctioned violence, the violence of stigma, [...]

Giving Sex Workers’ Children to their Abusers

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

Recently, the New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance [NJRUA] regional director Janet Duran has been sued for child support, despite having no income source, receiving public assistance, and serving as a registered caretaker with the state for one of her parents, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Duran lost custody and all visitation rights to her abusive [...]

Fact Sheet: Violence Against Trans Sex Workers

By |2017-05-01T03:04:17+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Fact Sheets, Print Outs|Tags: , , |

Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2015 Title: Violence Against Trans Sex Workers: Intersections of Gender Identity, Race, Class, and Criminalization Authors: SWOP-USA Trans individuals, especially trans women and trans women of color, face particular structural and interpersonal violence stemming from intersectional marginalization based on race, class, gender identity, and engagement in street-based economies and the sex trade. [...]

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Does Amnesty International’s Sex Work Stance Fuel “Gender Apartheid?”

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

  A few weeks ago, Tiana Bien-Aime, Executive Director of Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, published "The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution" Bien-Aime's blog, as you might imagine, was inflammatory and misconstrued Amnesty International's policy on sex work. It misrepresented Amnesty International's stance, Amnesty International's decision-making process, and decontextualized the circumstances and conditions of people [...]

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