by Rachel West, US PROStitutes CollectiveThere is a wave of change in the US on the rights of sex workers and it is growing. A slew of laws challenging the criminalization of sex work are being put forward around the country and New York, Seattle and now California have repealed legislation which made loitering for […]
US PROStitutes Collective
Our sister organisation the US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is a multiracial network of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry. Founded in 1982, US PROS campaigns for the decriminalization of prostitution and for justice, protection and resources so that no one is forced into prostitution through poverty or violence.
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Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · April 23, 2020 Today on Sojourner Truth: Coverage of the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. Should they be eligible for economic relief? Our guests are Niki Adams and Rachel West. Niki Adams is a spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes, a network of women working in […]
Event: US PROS on the successful struggle to win an amnesty from arrest and prosecution for victims of violence
Wednesday 24 January 7-8:30pmCrossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London, NW5 2DXRachel 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 worker groups, was instrumental in winning an amnesty from arrest and prosecution for sex workers accused of prostitution […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2018Contact: Minouche Kandel, (415) 572-6482, email@example.comSAN 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 protect a sex worker reporting a violent crime from arrest or prosecution for prostitution or minor drug offensesSan […]
Women’s Right to Refuse Why women in the United States will strike on March 8th. By Melissa Gira Grant The call went out just weeks ago for a women’s strike in the United States. March 8th, International Women’s Day, would be marked by “striking, marching, blocking roads, bridges, and squares, abstaining from domestic, care and sex […]
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 has led to proposals to increase arrests of sex workers on the street, advertising on […]
In Defense of Prostitute Women’s SafetyFor 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 are a self-help community resource that began in 1998 to:Provide support for prostitute women who have been […]
Colectivo Ingles de Prostitutas y el Colectivo de Estados Unidos – US PROSDesde 1975 hacemos campaña por la eliminación de las leyes de prostitución, las cuales criminalizan a trabajadoras del sexo y a sus familias, y por alternativas económicas y mayores ayudas y sueldos de manera que ninguna mujer, niña/o u hombre sea forzado por […]
By US Prostitutes CollectiveDefend 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 service. Advertising allows many sex workers to work in the relative safety of premises. The same people who witch-hunted Craigslist with a big bucks […]
SAN FRANCISCO — Starchild, a self-described sex worker and a candidate for San Francisco supervisor, says there is absolutely no reason that his beloved city needs any more rules.“I think that with a lot of laws, half of it is leftover morality from the Puritan days,” said Starchild, a male escort who goes by only one […]