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Justice & Change: A Sex Worker Institute at Woodhull

August 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Justice & Change: A Sex Worker Institute at Woodhull

Thursday Schedule Thursday Institute 9am: Welcome and Opening Conversation on Beyond Decriminalization Facilitated By: Phoenix Calida & suprimbré We plan to explore the rhetoric around decriminalization, how prosecutors execute it vs how sex workers and [...]

March 3rd – International Sex Workers Rights Day

March 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on March 3rd – International Sex Workers Rights Day

International Sex Worker Rights Day began in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival organized by a Calcutta-based group called Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (Unstoppable Women’s Synthesis Committee). In 2002, [...]

SWOP Syringe Access Mini-grant application is open!

February 14th, 2019|Comments Off on SWOP Syringe Access Mini-grant application is open!

In 2018, SWOP USA launched our harm reduction mini-grants that help supply sex worker outreach programs with supplies and information that reduce adverse consequences of substance use including sterile syringes. We are pleased to announce [...]

Sex Worker Track at Woodhull Summit August 2019

February 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Sex Worker Track at Woodhull Summit August 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit’s Sex Worker Rights Track A series of workshops on the rights, resilience and wellbeing on people who trade sex August 15 - 18, 2019 Alexandria, VA The Sex [...]

December 17th 2018, New Logo, and Executive Director

September 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on December 17th 2018, New Logo, and Executive Director

2018 has been an incredibly challenging year for so many of our communities - the visibility of white supremacist, rape apologist, and drug user stigma is on the rise. However, sex workers are nothing if [...]

The Real Stripper Report

June 21st, 2018|Comments Off on The Real Stripper Report

THE REAL STRIPPER REPORT: A NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT WORKERS IN THE MINNEAPOLIS STRIPPING INDUSTRY A Collaboration Between SWOP-Minneapolis, Minnesota State University, & Sex Workers Outreach Project - USA Background After learning about possible new [...]

SWOP-USA Statement on Attempted Brothel Closures in Nevada

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP-USA Statement on Attempted Brothel Closures in Nevada

The efforts to outlaw brothels in the Lyon and and Nye counties in Nevada is wrong-headed and short-sighted. SWOP-USA is fighting for the full decriminalization of sex work, which the legalized brothel system is certainly [...]

SWOP USA Seeking New Board Members

June 6th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP USA Seeking New Board Members

Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is looking to expand it's Board of Directors! SWOP-USA is growing, and we are looking to add dedicated and passionate individuals to our team, to help strengthen our human rights network. [...]

The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual

May 24th, 2018|Comments Off on The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual

"The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual" By former SWOP-USA Vice President Katie Bloomquist MS, MA, LAMFT Originally published here In my therapeutic work with people who sell sexual services, I consider myself to [...]