Statement: Victory! Amnesty International votes for decriminalisation

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The English Collective of Prostitutes and the US PROStitutes Collective welcome Amnesty International’s vote to approve their draft policy calling for decriminalisation of sex work. The decriminalisation policy is rooted in “respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of sex workers” and … Continue reading

Event: Sex workers win justice and the right to work safely

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From the UK to the Bay Area Sex Workers Win Justice and the Right to Work Safely Friday, August 1 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco (16th Mission BART) 6:30pm Snacks, meet and greet Niki from London 7pm program starts Guest … Continue reading

Audio: Sex workers organizing against violence and criminalization

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Speakers highlight two recent sex worker-led struggles: the historic victory in California of sex workers winning compensation for rape, and the protests against mass raids and closures of sex workers’ flats in the red-light area of Soho, London, England. Hear … Continue reading

Statement: Trafficking – justification for increased deportations and moralistic crusade

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1. The public’s understandable concern for victims of trafficking including young people is being used to promote a moralistic and dangerous crusade against prostitution. The anti-trafficking campaign allied with law enforcement and the religious right claims that all prostitution is rape/sexual exploitation. It … Continue reading

Statement: In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project

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In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety For women who work the streets, massage parlors, clubs, in a house, as dancers, escorts, mistresses, models, on parole…it’s ok to use your working name or any other name – we respect your privacy. We … Continue reading

San Francisco press conference against cuts

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Rachel West, In Defence of Prostitute Women’s Safety, (project of US Prostitutes Collective and Legal Action for Women) speaking at a press conference on the steps of City Hall, San Francisco, against cuts in funding to groups addressing violence against … Continue reading

Action Alert: US PROStitutes Collective model letter to oppose trafficking bill in Congress

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Dear Friends, The US PROStitutes Collective has asked the Global Women’s Strike to circulate a model letter to Senators opposing provisions in HR 3887, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007. The law is currently before the … Continue reading

Action Alert: US PROStitutes Collective mobilize against anti-sex censorship

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By US Prostitutes Collective, Thursday, 11 August 2011 at 23:53 Defend Village Voice under attack for adult ads. Protest Women’s Funding Network undermining sex workers’ rights & safety. Village Voice is under attack for running Backpage.com the on-line adult classified ads … Continue reading

US Press Release: Sex workers groups and other oppose protest of Craigslist

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STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…Thursday July 8, 2010 Contact: Rachel West (US PROS)  415-640-4250   Sex workers groups and others oppose protest of Craigslist US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) and others will be holding a counter protest at Craigslist today at … Continue reading