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Moral Panic Monthly: Super Bowl Anti Sex-Trafficking Campaign Harms Minnesota Sex Workers

By |2017-07-10T16:04:48+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Call to action, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the first installment of our coverage of the moral panic surrounding Super Bowl LII set for February 4th, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Under the guise of anti-sex trafficking and safety, Minnesota campaign efforts reinforce harmful anti-sex work moral [and actual] policing of marginalized sex work communities and promote increased violence and stigma. Throughout the [...]

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Video: “Sex Workers’ Rights are Human Rights” Panel at Amnesty Midwest Regional Conference

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

  On August 11, 2015 Amnesty International’s International Council Meeting passed a resolution on state obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of people involved in the sex trade, including support for the decriminalization of sex work. SWOP members are taking this opportunity to educate others on human rights violations sex workers face, including [...]

Myths, Truths & Why We Oppose the Nordic Model

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 10th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

People who support the Nordic Model often view support for decriminalization as support for "Big Brothel" -- support for the rights and interests of management who, even if they are not abusive, are economically exploiting people who sell sex.  We disagree, and we decided to break down some of the misconceptions that we believe lead people [...]

Help Defend the Amnesty Decision!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

On August 11 2015, a crucial vote to protect the human rights of sex workers was passed at Amnesty International’s decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting (ICM). Delegates voted in favor of harm reduction practices as the best way to protect the human rights of sex workers. Before the vote took place, sex worker advocacy groups [...]

Supporting Amnesty Stance on Sex Work

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

On August 11 2015, a crucial vote to protect the human rights of sex workers was passed at Amnesty International’s decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting (ICM). Delegates voted in favor of harm reduction practices as the best way to protect the human rights of sex workers. Before the vote took place, sex worker advocacy groups [...]

Learn Why Global Anti-Trafficking, HIV Prevention, LGBT, Women’s, Human Rights Organizations Support Decriminalization

By |2015-09-08T15:49:58+00:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

We've compiled letters from global anti-trafficking, HIV prevention, reproductive justice, women's, LGBT, sex worker, and human rights organizations in support of decriminalization. Read why a growing number of organizations that work with individuals impacted by the sex trade support the decriminalization of sex work!   Link to Letters in Support of Decriminalization!

38 US Anti-Trafficking Organizations and Advocates Speak Up for Decriminalization of Sex Work

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of the most prevalent stereotypes about legal regulations and sex work is that decriminalizing commercial sex increases trafficking. This could not be further from the truth--which is why many leading Anti-Trafficking organizations have come out in support of decriminalization of sex work. The open support for decriminalization began oversees, with the Global Alliance Against Traffic [...]

Amnesty International votes YES on Sex Work Proposal

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 11th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

SWOP-USA is excited to hear Amnesty International voted in favor of their draft policy on Sex Work today on the final day of their International Council Meeting (ICM). Access Amnesty Documents about the decision below:   Amnesty's Press Release on the Decision Q&A on the Policy to Protect the Human Rights of Sex Workers Amnesty Policy on [...]

SEX WORKERS TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: VOTE “YES” ON DECRIMINALIZATION!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: swopusamedia@gmail.com Sex Workers Outreach Project, USA www.SWOPUSA.org     SEX WORKERS TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: VOTE “YES” ON DECRIMINALIZATION! Tuesday, August 4th 2015 — On Thursday August 6th, Amnesty International will vote on whether to support the decriminalization of sex work, and policies in defense of sex workers rights. The Sex Workers [...]

Letter to Amnesty International – Vote for Decriminalization!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Steven Hawkins, Salil Shetty, and A.I. Local Group Leaders, In light of the upcoming International Council Meeting, we at the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA would like to express our support for votes in favor of the proposed resolution for decriminalization and the policies in defense of sex workers rights. As a national grassroots social [...]

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