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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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SWOP-USA Stands in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

By |2016-08-04T17:08:24+00:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

On Monday, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) released “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, & Justice.”  SWOP-USA stands in solidarity with M4BL.  Within the vast and nuanced policy briefs, M4BL called for: The retroactive decriminalization, immediate release and record expungement of all drug related offenses and prostitution, and reparations for [...]

New Resource: UNAIDS 2016-21 Strategy Plan

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Blogs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy Plan (pdf) The newly released UNAIDS 2016-21 Strategy Plan offers a bold set of goals and a deeper commitment to targeting structural barriers to global HIV prevention, including criminalization, stigma, poverty, travel bans, and broader civil rights abuses. While UNAIDS' pro-decriminalization stance predates the 2016-21 Strategy Plan, the plan provides a new level of specificity and [...]

SWOP-USA Calls for Dialogue following Introduction of New Hampshire House Bills Addressing Sex Work Criminalization

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , |

This week, the New Hampshire legislature will open discussion on two bills related to changing the criminalization sex work in the state. The first bill, HB1614 introduced by Manchester Representative Elizabeth Edwards, seeks to “legalizes consensual sex between consenting adults and makes any solicitation of sexual  contact involving a person under 18 years of age or [...]

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 [...]

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!

This Week: Protests Against Criminalization in NYC, Chicago, SF, LA

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

  This week - actions protesting the criminalization of sex work are being staged around the country, in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thursday, 9/3   NEW YORK CITY | 225 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, 12:00PM website We are outraged at this latest example of the abuse and selective prosecution of sex workers. [...]

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 [...]

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