Oakland North: International support groups discuss sex workers’ rights in Oakland

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Thanta Laovilwanyakul(middle) talks about her experience as a sex worker at the “Public Meeting with Empower.” Empower Foundation set a table that displayed T-shirts and books that represent their their idea at the public meeting. By Saemmool LeePosted March 21, 2018 1:14 … Continue reading

Event: US PROS on the successful struggle to win an amnesty from arrest and prosecution for victims of violence

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  Wednesday 24 January 7-8:30pm Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London, NW5 2DX Rachel West is in London from San Francisco and will report on a recent victory for sex workers there. US PROStitutes Collective, working with other sex … Continue reading

Sex workers win immunity from arrest and prosecution reporting rape and other violence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           January 11, 2018 Contact: Minouche Kandel, (415) 572-6482, minouche.kandel@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO ANNOUNCES FIRST-IN-THE-COUNTRY POLICIES TO SUPPORT SEX WORKERS WHO ARE VICTIMS OR WITNESSES TO VIOLENCE IN REPORTING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT “Prioritizing Safety for Sex Worker” policies would … Continue reading

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

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